Bookshop Review Thessaloniki Edition: Βιβλίο… Βάρδια (Pronounced ‘Vivlio… Vardia’, it translates into ‘Book… Shift’.
We really loved ‘Βιβλιο… Βάρδια’, mainly because it mostly features the genres we read (philosophy, classics, supernatural, sci-fi etc), while it also stocks books in English, in really low prices.
Actually, we found some really beautiful hardcover editions of Jane Austen’s, Edgar Allan Poe’s and Charles Dickens’ complete novels there, for only €15.00, while we also discovered many little paperback classics in English, for €3.00!
Zannis ended up buying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four' and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear' for only €6.00!
You can find Βιβλίο… Βάρδια at Dim. Gounari 28, Thessaloniki, 546 21.
Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.