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Tag Archives: Acropolis

My Old Friend Athens

I have just returned from a week in my wife’s home city of Athens. Having visited dozens and dozens of times before, it is difficult to think of something new to do once reacquainting with family & friends has been accomplished. This time we had our great friend Hamish coming to stay for the weekend, […]

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Friday Photo – Dusk over Athens

Acropolis, Athens

Wordless Wednesday – Athens Shrouded In Sahara Dust

It’s A Marble

In late 2014 I went to the marvellous Acropolis Museum at the foot of the Ancient Acropolis in Athens whilst in January 2016 I paid a visit to the Acropolis itself to get the perspective of what I had read about. You can read my account and see some photos from these visits by clicking […]

Friday Photo 37

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games, commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus. Its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam and it has been part of the modern […]

Athens Re-visited

Always a pleasure to visit the Greek capital. Now at the airport with time to share a few pictures…….  

Sunday Photo – 10

Athens, the Kifisia to Piraeus Line take from Monastiraki in November 2014.

What Have The Greeks Ever Done For Us?

As the noose tightens around the neck of Greece and their smashing country folk feel devastated, abandoned, isolated and forlorn, I wonder if anybody has thought of the debt that the world owes this wonderful country? Democracy, Mathematics, Literature, Medicine, Art, Architecture, Theatre, Music, Sculpture, Science, Agriculture & The Olympics to name a few, were […]

The Acropolis Museum

So now I feel a little more educated, after visiting the comprehensive museum. Having whisked past all the pots and urns as usual (a cooking pot is a cooking pot, whatever the age, in my opinion), we headed upstairs to the floor dedicated to the Parthenon and the Parthenon Sculptures. So often when I visit […]

Athens – Cradle of Civilisation

LOSING THEIR MARBLES I am sat at a cafe in the Thissio district of Athens, alongside the Ancient Agora at the base of the Parthenon. Tomorrow I shall be visiting the Museum of the Acropolis. I am sure it will be a wonderful visit, but of course there is one ‘exhibit’ missing – the Parthenon […]