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Aspects of self:
    1.) Unity – despite having a wide variety of sensory experiences, you feel as if you are a whole.
    2.) Continuity – we experience a continual life.  We can track and remember our progress, which is unique.
    3.) Embodiment – the ability to discriminate “my hand” from “your hand.” However, we can also be tricked into experiencing our body from a different location.  This is also profoundly disturbed by some diseases.
    4.) Privacy – Qualia and mental life are your own, unobservable by others.  You can empathize with someone else, but you can’t physically experience what they do.
    5.) Social embedding – your interpersonal share of histories shapes your emotions and views.  There are many emotions that would make no sense without social embedding.  Such things as pride, arrogance, vanity, etc.  These are all based on social relationships, but sometimes these flow over to inanimate objects.  You get mad at computers, tree branches, the stock market, etc..  Social embedding is also the basis of religion.  The self “needs” to feel part of a social environment in which it can interact. side note to discuss: mental retardation, autism, aspbergers, introversion, etc.???
    6.) Free Will – We don’t yet know how this works, but we do know specific brain regions (supramarginal gyrus, and of course, the anterior cingulate.)  Supramarginal gyrus helps conjure up and envisage different courses of action while the anterior cingulate gives you desire.
    7.) Self-awareness – you are aware of being aware! The whole idea of consciousness!!

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Relics of a long lost era.The spirit keeps its back to the outside world and insists on living in the past. He keeps his eyes nailed on the worn graffiti on the wall.The lost love that dies slowly with him. Trapped in time and space. In Love…

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Another photo from my walk in the ruins of the old fertilizer Factory at Drapetsona.

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Another walk to the rainy Piraeus Port. This time I tried a new setup my Olympus EPL5 and the Minolta MD 50mm f2, along  a CPC Phase 2 SKY filter. All that with the use of a new MD-M4/3 adapter I had for some time and I hadn’t tried out.

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Graffiti Drapetsona Port EPL5 AND MINOLTA MD 50mm f2, CPC PHASE 2 SKY FILTER

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

You can see more in my Flickr Album.

Some more photos from Drapetsona following my last visit there.

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See the full Gallery at my Flickr Album.

When I visited Megara the first thing that I wanted to visit and capture was the old Train Station and the Old Steam Locomotive.

Megara Old Train Station

A few words about the history of the railway in Megara. The old train station was established 1885 and was attributed to Charilaos Trikoupis. It was planned from A.Koumoundouros in 1881 who signed the agreement but was left aside due to Parliamentary disputes. Later on the “Railway company Athens Piraeus and Pelloponisou” takes on the project, starts of at Piraeus at the 21st of May 1884.The raisin producers where against the project and didn’t agree to land expropriation  and the usage of water which was scarce in Megara. The first problem which had to do with money was eventually solved the second was a harder matter to be solved. Even King George the First, came to stop a riot of the citizens of Megara who had broken the water pipes who provided water to the trains. The pressure of the citizens to the mayor led to an unthinkable denial to the King itself for water supplying. At last the solution came with the company bringing water from another district.

Megara Old Train Station

Today after more than 130 years the Old train Station with the one steam engine and a few wagons stays forgotten and slowly fading away. Unfortunately it hasn’t found any use for the public as a recreational or educational center.

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

Megara Old Train Station

You can see more photos in My Flickr Album.

I had recently received an Olympus OM-20, another child of the OM film slr family from Olympus.

The OM20 was released in 1983. It was called OM G on some markets. It existed in chrome and in black finish.

It is basically an OM10 with manual shutter speed ring built-in, and a few other advances. These include a PC-sync flash connection, [LED] warnings in the viewfinder, built-in manual metering, and provision for attaching a steady grip. It didn’t replace the OM10, but was available alongside it.

The OM20 overall could be described as an good all around player with small in size easy to use with a solid body. Capable of manual and aperture control shots. The metering is trustworthy the viewfinder clear and simple. Using the various Zuiko lenses as it happens with the other OM series can produce great results.

My Version is the chrome one.

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 Specifications for Olympus OM-20

Marketed : 1983
Lens mount : Olympus OM
Sensitivity ISO: 25 – 1600
Shutter speeds : B, 2 – 1/1000 s
Mechanical shutter :
Exposure Modes : M, A
Exposure Compensation : ± 2 EV
Exposure Metering Range : -0.5 – 18 EV
Auto Exposure Lock :
Viewfinder Coverage : 93 %
Viewfinder Magnification : 0.92 x
Diopter Adjustment :
Depth of Field Preview : +
Self-timer : 12 (s)
Mirror lock-up :
X-sync : 1/60 (s)
Power source : 2x 1.5V
Dimensions : 135 x 84 x 50 mm
Weight : 430 g

The OM20 manual.

Here is a small video review.

Last weekend I had loaded an Kodak ProImage 100,and when I was quite happy with the results the camera performed perfectly and some of the results are below.

Art behind bars