Monday, 29 February 2016

February 29 2016

"Probably the most useless post on this blog", I said exactly 4 years ago on my February 2012 post (in Greek). Since this day is special, in the sense that it only comes once every 4 years I decided to go out and take some photos and turning the date indicator on my camera on. Well, once you go out and do all these things you realize that it's a normal day just like any other, but because of its "rareness" I decided to document it by posting the photos I took on this blog. And that's what I decided to do today as well. I even turned my camera's date stamp on (again).

Last time, I just went around a couple of places, but this year, I decided to take it a step further and become a tourist in my own city. So, I started from the same places but then continued downtown to the Acropolis, and then popped around next door into the Acropolis Museum and finished by going all the way around the "sacred rock" of the Acropolis, as it's called ending up in a second hand record shop.

So what's so special about leap years? Well, first of all, February has 20 days instead of 28 (duh!), which means that the year has 366 days instead of 365. (A friend of mine suggested that the 29th of February should be a holiday "a day dedicated to astronomy or something like that"). Leap years are also the years on which the Summer Olympics and the US Elections take place. So there you have it...
By the way, do you also want a video from this day? Well, here it is:

On a more serious note here are 2 others featuring musicians. The first one playing Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" in the Athens Metro, and the second one playing classical music outside the Acropolis Museum. Enjoy!

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