The Holy Trinity Monastery (Greek: Μονή Αγίας Τριάδος) (also known as Agia Triada, Ayías Triádhos, Ayia Triada; all meaning “Holy Trinity”) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in central Greece, situated in the Peneas Valley northeast of the town of Kalambaka. It is situated at the top of a rocky precipice over 400 metres high and forms part of 24 monasteries which were originally built at Meteora, one of the oldest still existing of the Meteora monasteries (Meteora means “suspended in the air” in Greek). Six of the 24 monasteries are still active and open to visitors. The church was constructed between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites titled Meteora. The monastery was featured in the 1981 James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only.
Famous words by Winston Churchill still echo in today’s Europe.
Deptford is ready for the alien invasion. The blockade at port Calle to keep the aliens from the shores of Britain is going reasonable well (I managed somehow to slip through) and now Mayor Boris declared to protect all the roof access by installing wire mesh on all flat roofs in the city. Deptford was one of the first to go with the program and ‘Ben Pimlott building’ is prime example.
Fortunately most of Deptford is still old, no flat roofs, so only few structures had to be retrofitted. This building from 2005 by Alsop Architects contains Visual, digital art studios and something called ‘Centre for Cognition, Culture and Computation’ (CCC&C), which would be of special interest to North African and middle east aliens.
The ‘scribble sculpture’ as it is called was actually part of the building and is constructed from 229 separate pieces of steel bars. William Alsop is a innovative architect and is also responsible for Art College building in Toronto.
The shower down the corridor was also coin operated, so he would used the bucket in the yard. At least beer was cheap in those good old days. He was working in the ‘Deptford Royal Dockyards’, where majority of Deptford men was slavering. The dockyard (renamed Convoys) closed around 1975 leaving him penniless. He opened a Fish and Chips stand on High Street (using Thames River fish only) a prospered. Most of his customer died slowly from the heavy metal content of the fish, but on the bright site, he always got new customers. As Deptford gentrified, he said the heck with tradition and started a ‘Joshi Sushi’ (using the same source for the fish). He now owns the New Cross Inn and several houses in the neighbourhood. The moral of the story? Fish is good for you! Interestingly, Deptford population steadily declined after 1975….
― Albert Einstein