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More from Athens

One of the things that “bothered” Katherine the most about Greece was the quality of the food. Like the wine, it was almost always excellent, and invariably superior to the usual fare in the US. Also, it was quite often cheaper.

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One of the many delicious meals we shared.

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Was the wine good? Of course it was.

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I really liked this piece of art, for some reason. But not enough to buy it.

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The graffiti is in Greek! Mostly, at least.

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This is part of the Central Market. There’s many more produce sellers which I didn’t photograph, as well as a meat and seafood market, and a rummage/flea market portion as well.

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A meat/sausage shop.

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A shop window. It just looked pretty.

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Speaking of lights, this place was truly lit up. You can’t really sense the scale in a single photograph – it extended way beyond the corner.

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In contrast, a lonely table.

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What do the Greeks think of Detroit?

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I heard you twice the first time.

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I’m not sure that has the connotation you intend.

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Someone feeding the pigeons.

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The Acropolis at night.

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You can’t help but laugh. It’s the Black & Yellow Store.

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Inside a cafe.

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Close to my heart.

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I stumbled across a hidden basketball court.

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A pretty street.

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It’s not just the chairs that caught my eye. I love the flower-boxes.

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More pretty places to eat and drink.

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The city is full of them.

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Even this – a former stairway turned into something attractive and unique.

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Not everything was pretty. Though an argument could be made that even these houses, in their ruin, are beautiful.

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One more example, though there were many.

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Speaking of ugliness. What? Also, that was the other thing – several people (a taxi driver, a street performer, a waiter) warned us to watch out for crime. But not from Greeks – no, no. It’s the immigrants, you see.

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A tourist magnet.

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Parking magnet.

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Another great meal.

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Again: the food was sublime.

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The highest hill in Athens is Lykavittos, and it affords some great views of the rest of the city.

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There’s a church at the top, and shrines on the way up. And at this shrine, there were lemons and kumquats, as you can see.

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Looking across at the Acropolis.

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Apparently this plant-borne graffiti is from 1973.

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Toward the North-east.

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As you can see, you can see the sea.

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A look up at the Monument of Lysicrates, erected 2300 years ago to celebrate a theatrical achievement.

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Advice

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Amsterdam-Advice

Some advice

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FYI, Part II

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Just in case you were in doubt:

Dresden-Art

Obvi

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FYI

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Dresden-Watching

The only place

But only in Dresden. It’s the only city in the world where the general population is perpetually watched and scrutinized by government minders.

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Graffiti

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Some graffiti in Bucharest, advocating the unification of Romania and the nearby nation of Moldova. Although, presumably, they’d want Moldova itself to be unified first.

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Graffiti

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