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Greece

Feb 032015
 

Anyone know what the sign says?  I translate it to octopus for lunch.  Seems reasonable.  We didn’t stop to try it.  But for the local Greeks it must be a decent seller or it wouldn’t be there.  Also, it must be rather abundant in the local waters of Aegina, a relatively short ferry ride from Athens.  It’s fun exploring the local culture, but I’d already eaten.  Hungry?

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Jun 262014
 

We arose early in Athens and took a bus up to Delphi.  Another tale of two cities.  There’s the modern one and then the ancient one; the one everyone comes to visit.  And to go to Delphi, certainly go to the ancient ruins.  But this image was taken from our hotel balcony that hangs over a cliff, tumbling down into this ancient valley.  It’s awe inspiring!  In case you can’t tell, most of those trees down at the bottom are olives.

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Apr 222014
 

This is not a very often seen view.  It was taken from behind which is usually thought of as the front.  But it does show what an incredibly perfect place this would have been to build a series of buildings that would be protected by the natural topography.  Imagine trying to scale the rock walls in ancient times where warfare was much simpler.  Seems almost impossible.  Now, at least in this image, the buildings on top, including the infamous Parthenon, are being reconstructed for all us tourists to gawk over and reminisce about.  Also, modern Athens now sprawls all around the massive ancient citadel.   I wonder if any of these buildings will be around thousands of years hence, if they’d even be worth reconstructing?

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Sep 262013
 

Ah… to be in the Greek Isles.  Warm  breezes and romance.  At least that’s what I conjure up inside when Greece comes to mind.  White stucco buildings and strong Greek coffee, hiking along narrow roads, ferrying among remote islands, friendly people happy to see us.  I feel more romantic just thinking about and remembering.

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