I know a lot of people who dreamt of being a cosmonaut or an astronaut. I was one of them. Did you know that visiting the outer space isn’t such a big deal? Since the Yuri Gagarin’s first flight to space in 1961, 557 more people flew to space. Unfortunately, not all of them survived the trip [ref].
On the other hand
There are 193 UN member countries. Do you know that, according to Wikipedia, there are only 13 (thirteen!) people who are confirmed to visit all of these countries? [ref] It’s 43 times less than the number of astronauts!
I’ve stumbled upon a nice post by Jackie Hadel where she shared some graffiti pictures from – Chișinău, the town I was born at. I left Chișinău in 1990 and first visited it in this March. I also took several graffiti pictures which I will share here. Chișinău is also known by its Russian name Kishinev.
This is a partially restored post-WWII writing that says “Kishinevers, give your all efforts to rebuild [your] native town”. Kishinev was ruined almost completely during the World War II. Right now, after the USSR collapse more than 25 years ago, the city still looks as if it needs to be restored.
Being a data scientist, I liked this graffiti for the maths. It’s the Pythagorean theorem, in case you missed it.
Swastika on a tombstone in the old Jewish cemetery. One of the saddest places I visited in this city.
“I love Moldova”. I love it too.
See the original post that prompted me to share these pictures: CHISINAU, MOLDOVA GRAFFITI: LEFT IN RUIN, YOU MAKE ME HAPPY — TOKIDOKI (NOMAD)
15july17 Chisinau, Moldova 🇲🇩