Tag Archives: Greece

Greek Theatre – II

Just a collage today, more pictures from the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens. Becasue one of these days we are going to be able to travel again, and this might be a fun place for you to visit.

Greek Theatre – I

It is one of those places you wish you could go to take in a concert. Such history – and I imagine the acoustics are great! I have been to thousands of concerts in my lifetime, but offhand I can’t remember seeing any in what would be considered an iconic location. I’ve never been to […]

Dreaming Of Athens

One day we will be able to travel again. Where do you want to go then? Athens is high on my list. I was there for half a day in 2019, which is definitely not long enough. I visited the Acropolis, Mars Hill and a museum. I figure I need another week, just to scratch […]

The Acropolis – IV – Theatre of Dionysius

Our guide says this theatre, on the side of the hill, is still used for concerts. It looks like a great location for a show on a warm summer’s evening, though the seats might be a bit hard. Unfortunately the gates were locked, so I didn’t get to check out the acoustics. This is also […]

The Acropolis – III – Erechtheion

It is a hill full of ruins that dominates Athens. Today we continue our tour with the Erechtheion, a temple dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, god of the sea. The ancient Greeks (and their Roman counterparts) had lots of gods, none of who seem to have been able to deliver in a […]

Standing on Mars Hill

It is just a hunk of rock, not what I was expecting. But what an historical piece of rock. I had expected to see ruined buildings, but it turns out there never were any on Mars Hill. The topography doesn’t allow it – too uneven, I guess. In ancient Athens it was a meeting place, […]

The Acropolis – II – Visions of Athens

A photo essay for you today. Just when you were expecting me to show you more ruined temples on top of Athens most famous hill, I turn the camera in the other direction. All I have seen of Athens really is what I could see from the hill. It looks like there are some very […]

The Acropolis – I

There was no way I was going to miss it, even if it did mean, a guided tour, a two-hour bus ride (each way) and losing my only day off in 10 days. After all, I might never be in Athens again. I’ve never been a fan of guided tours. There is a trade-off involved […]

Coming Attractions…

I’m writing this post on an Italian train. I am tired, and it is hot. The train is packed and has no air conditioning. I’m enduring this for you. Travel posts are a big part of the random thoughts you find here. I don’t travel often, but when I do I try and pack in […]

Temple of the Shoe Goddess

When I was in university, one of my classmates had a party that established her reputation for the rest of the year. In the hallway of her apartment, on display for all to see, were her shoes. Forty-five pairs of them. It was only a few months after Imelda Marcos, wife of the Philippine president, […]