We’re not quite alone in our Milky Way, we may think of ourselves as Aliens, we travel each day on our spaceship at about 721,000 km/h and 935,000 km/h depending on the day of the year as I have found in this website http://www.urban-astronomer.com/astronomy/how-fast-is-the-earth-travelling-through-space/ so between 17304000 km/day to 22440000 km/day around the Galaxy, that means that we won’t be in the same spot we were yesterday for ~250 million years, but we’re not lonely, we have stars all around us, to keep us company in this huge univers, and that’s not all, our galaxy is traveling at about 1080000km/h so 25920000km/day. It’s breathtaking isn’t it?
Now as we’re all aware, this isn’t the only galaxy around, we have a bunch them around, this are the closest ones:
|38||Triangulum Galaxy (M33)||SAc||2.64 ||0.81||−18.87||6.19||Local Group||Most distant (difficult) naked eye object||60,000 l|
Two of these will collide with the Milky Way, M31 and M33 which their real name is Andromeda and Triangulum.
Milky Way and Andromeda are traveling toward each other at 400 000 km/h, so unfortunately we need 4 billion years for them to collide. But really it will be a splendid view!
Maybe we’ll be able to see them from heaven? Hope so.
Did you ever made a wish that came true shortly after? Did you ever said to yourself “Wow, I’ve been in the right place at the right moment” ? Well usually that kind of stuff we call it “What a coincidence!”. But if we think deeply over it, we’ll find out that nothing is a coincidence.
Dr Deepak Chopra said in a book called Synchro Destiny that coincidences are in fact a multitude of incidents happening at the same time, so they are co-incidents. Everything has a point. If it rains, that’s because the water has evaporated somewhere, and a certain heat turned the water into steam which condensed into clouds, from which water drops fall. So when something good or bad happens, it is meant too happen, there isn’t a thing you could do to avoid it. Here is are two verses saying the same thing:
The Cow 2: 216
But it may be that you dislike something while it is good for you, and it may be that you like something while it is bad for you. God knows, and you do not know.
If God afflicts you with harm, none can remove it except He. And if He wants good for you, none can repel His grace. He makes it reach whomever He wills of His servants. He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
I know that as human beings, we have our weaknesses, but we have to make our best to avoid crying or revenge over a property (either a pen or a ranch) we’ve lost or to take pride over something we did which we might not have succeeded if we weren’t meant to succeed.
We live in a chess board, we are either the Pawns, the Knights or even the Kings, so we may be in checkmate anytime, we mustn’t be desperate every time something goes wrong, nothing lasts down here. Play your part and try to win it for the next life.
Marseille was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as Massalia. It was an important European trading centre and remains the main commercial port of the French Republic. Marseille is now France’s largest city on the Mediterranean coast and the largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships. The city was European Capital of Culture in 2013 and European Capital of Sport in 2017.
The town was originally founded circa 600 BC as the Greek colony of Massalia and populated by settlers from Phocaea (modern Foça, Turkey). It became the proeminent Greek town in the region of southern Gaul. The city-state sided with the Roman Republic against Carthage during the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), retaining its independence and commercial empire throughout the western Mediterranean even as Rome expanded into Western Europe and North Africa. However, the city lost its independence following the Roman Siege of Massilia in 49 BC, during Caesar’s Civil War, in which Massalia sided with the exiled faction at war with Julius Caesar.
Marseille continued to prosper as a Roman city, becoming an early center of Christianity during the Western Roman Empire. The city maintained its position as a premier maritime trading hub even after its capture by the Visigoths in the 5th century AD, although the city went into decline following the sack of 739 AD by the forces of Charles Martel. It became part of the County of Provence during the 10th century, although its renewed prosperity was curtailed by the Black Death of the 14th century and sack of the city by the Crown of Aragon in 1423. The city’s fortunes rebounded with the ambitious building projects of René of Anjou, Count of Provence, who strengthened the city’s fortifications during the mid-15th century. During the 16th century the city hosted a naval fleet with the combined forces of the Franco-Ottoman alliance, which threatened the ports and navies of Genoa and the Holy Roman Empire.
Marseille lost a significant portion of its population during the Great Plague of Marseille in 1720, but the population had recovered by mid century. In 1792 the city became a focal point of the French Revolution and was the birthplace of France’s national anthem, La Marseillaise. The Industrial Revolution and establishment of the French Empire during the 19th century allowed for further expansion of the city, although it was occupied by the German Wehrmacht in November 1942 and subsequently heavily damaged during World War II. The city has since become a major center for immigrant communities from former French colonies, such as French Algeria.
The port is also an important arrival base for millions of people each year, with 2.4 million including 890,100 from cruise ships. With its beaches, history, architecture and culture (24 museums and 42 theatres), Marseille is one of the most visited cities in France, with 4.1 million visitors in 2012.
Because of its pre-eminence as a Mediterranean port, Marseille has always been one of the main gateways into France. This has attracted many immigrants and made Marseille a cosmopolitan melting pot. By the end of the 18th century about half the population originated from elsewhere in Provence mostly and also from southern France.
Economic conditions and political unrest in Europe and the rest of the world brought several other waves of immigrants during the 20th century: Greeks and Italians started arriving at the end of the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century, up to 40% of the city’s population was of Italian origin; Russians in 1917; Armenians in 1915 and 1923; Vietnamese in the 1920s, 1954 and after 1975; Corsicans during the 1920s and 1930s; Spanish after 1936; North Africans (both Arab and Berber) in the inter-war period; Sub-Saharan Africans after 1945; the pieds-noirs from the former French Algeria in 1962; and then from Comoros. In 2006, it was reported that 70,000 city residents were considered to be of Maghrebi origin, mostly from Algeria. The second largest group in Marseille in terms of single nationalities were from the Comoros, amounting to some 45,000 people.
Currently, over one third of the population of Marseille can trace their roots back to Italy. Marseille also has the second-largest Corsican and Armenian populations of France. Other significant communities include Maghrebis, Turks, Comorians, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
Since 2013 immigrants from Eastern Europe travel to work in the city of Marseille, attracted by better job opportunities and the good climate of this Mediterranean city. The main nationalities are Romanians and Poles.
The major religious communities in Marseille include:
Roman Catholic (620,000)
Armenian Apostolic (80,000)
Eastern Orthodox (15,000)
This is a 5mn video as I walked in town: https://youtu.be/JKJIYGe4s_Y
There are lots to see 😉
Paintings are different for each of us, some are doors to a different called world, you could live in them, they make you feel better, give you hope, they are usually light in colors, some are melancholic, you like them just because they remind you of someone or because you need to change feelings, or just because it’ suits you or because you’re a sentimental person, some focus on beauty such women, children, plants, mountains…. And some of them are dramatic, war, death, poisonous…. Now in our case we’ll take a bit of drama and a bit of melancholy:
Have you heard of a painting called The Scream? Probably yes, it’s hard not to know it. It’s a little creepy I think, it looks like a skeleton with a big mouth rising from the dead. But yes we may look like this when we’ll resuscitate. No one said we’ll be pretty or handsome!
Take a quick look at this website, there are a few “paintings” which are of interest. I should say that artistically they’re awesome, they look so real and beautiful but they are not painted.
Now there is another one called The Destruction of Tyre from the 18th century, which is a historical town in Lebanon.
Yes it looks apocalyptic if we focus, otherwise it looks like a storm.
Or better, from the same painter The Great Day of His Wrath
Or even The Last Days of Pompeii.
There are so many of them that I don’t have time to fit them all here, but let’s bear in mind that the real scenario is beyond our imagination.
Who hasn’t heard of Rodinia and Pangea?
According to plate tectonic reconstructions, the supercontinent Rodinia existed between 1.1 billion and 750 million years ago, in the Neoproterozoic Era. Rodinia has entered popular consciousness as one of the two great supercontinents of earth history.
Pangea existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras. It assembled from earlier continental units approximately 300 Ma, and it began to break apart about 200 Ma. It was the last supercontinent to have existed and the first to be reconstructed by geologists.
Over the 100 milion years Pangea existed, many species had fruitful times whereas others struggled. Permian–Triassic (P–Tr) extinction event marked the supercontinent history, colloquially known as the Great Dying occurred about 252 Ma (million years) ago, forming the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geologic periods.
The Jurassic world had its own history and its own glory days if we believe the story of the movie Ice Age. Some of us regret the fact that we didn’t live with those kind dinosaurs and those huge innocent mammoths in a lovely green earth, but God knew that we wouldn’t be able to co-op with the OTHERS. So we have to be thankful that we are able to know the past and to enjoy this “peaceful” earth.
I’ve seen this movie perhaps four times since it was released. I must say that I’ve cried all the times I saw it!
It seems to me that this movie is a remake of the first one (2003) But much much better! Both movies speak about a bad guy who wants absolute power, and Johnny must do the impossible to stop him with the help of another secret agent. I loved the first one, it was original and funny but this one, is HILLARIOUS without comparison.
The plot is: MI7 is being targeted by a massive cyber attack from an unknown entity, exposing the identities of all its current field agents. As a result, MI7 is forced to reinstate older inactive agents in order to track down the culprits behind the attack.
Rowan Atkinson known for his funny series Mr Bean, is the funniest man (in my opinion) after Jackie Chan. Who wouldn’t laugh seeing one of his movies? There is this scene where he puts on the virtual reality headset and he thinks he’s still inside the room while he’s on the streets of London! Oh my God, it is a MUST see.
So if you love action comedy movies, this is the one not to miss.