Tag Archives: Athens

Easter

For those of you celebrating Easter, I hope you enjoy the ceremonies & festivities. Here are a few Easter related pictures……

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 […]

My European Capital Ranking – 10 to 6

Now the competition is really hotting up. I bet there are a few people’s number one city in this bunch…… 10 Athens I love Mrs Wilbur’s home city. The acropolis area is wonderful to visit by day and gaze at by night, the Acropolis Museum is great (even for a museum probe like me!), the […]

Sunday Photo 38

Continuing the Olympic theme, the 1896 Games were the first in the ‘modern’ era and were held in Greece to mark the fact that there was also the home of the ancient Olympics. Specifically the Games were held at the Marble Stadium in Athens, which was the home of the vast majority of the sports […]

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 […]

Friday Photo 31

Visitors to Athens are always intrigued when they see the soldiers guarding the main parliament building off Syntagma Square. Do not be fooled by the effeminate looking uniforms – these soldiers are amongst the elite with recruitment criteria the toughest in the Greek military.

Athens Re-visited

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

The Olympics – Athens 2004

I had always wanted to go to the Olympic Games, so when my wife’s home city was awarded the 2004 Games, plans were hatched. Athens went into a building frenzy to ensure that they put on a great show. After all they were the inventors of the Olympics and the original hosts of the ‘Modern’ […]

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 […]

Overseas Sporting & Events

An excellent enhancement to any overseas trip is taking in cultural events such as opera & ballet or sports. Sometimes these are attended by design, pre-booked in advance, but on other cases they can be pure chance, just lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. I have put my thinking cap on and […]