Thursday, April 26, 2012

No Money, No Fun? Neah!

Even if people don't have money anymore to go to restaurants, taverns or coffee shops that doesn't mean that they don't know how to have fun. The port of Thessaloniki is an explosion of color, life and joy despite the political and economical news that get from bad to worse every day.

What I found particularly interesting was some guys practicing Parkour. It took me a while to remember the name but I remembered a CSI episode and I Goggled it. So, for those who don't know, Parkour is a sport that teaches you how to efficiently move around obstacles by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping. It sounds so vague, doesn't it. But that's more or less "the definition" of it.
The guy who gave the name to this activity and put it in a box so it will have a definition is called David Belle. But the activity itself it existed since forever.The moves from Parkour can be found in ninjutsu or qing gong but let's not go that far. Who of us haven't climbed a wall (after forgetting the keys in the house), jumped a fence or two when we were little after the neighbor figured out where his cherries mysteriously disappeared or skip some stairs being late for class. That would be called free running or Parkour. Of course, the people who do this for a living, do it more artistically but in the end it serves the same purpose. 
So, here is how the "pro's" do it. Enjoy!

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