Tag Archives: Acropolis
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Always a pleasure to visit the Greek capital. Now at the airport with time to share a few pictures…….
Athens, the Kifisia to Piraeus Line take from Monastiraki in November 2014.
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 […]
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 […]