On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.

Here are some more pictures from the trip to Athens.

Syntagma square with the parliament of the Republic of Greece.

The view from the roof bar of Hotel Electra Metropolis. Beware the price of beer there almost reaches the levels of a normal bar in Oslo.

This is the Panathenaic Stadium. Originally built as a race-track it was converted into a stadium 144 AD and refurbished for the first modern Olympics in 1896. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panathenaic_Stadium

Monastiraki square.

Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Cathedral_of_Athens


Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.


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11 replies
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    Lapassionara says:

    These are great, but I read the line in italics about the photos being from a trip to Athens before noticing who had taken them, and I thought for a second that we would be seeing photos of Athens, Georgia. Going to try to go back to sleep now.

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    @Lapassionara: The Athens, Georgia pics are raven’s.

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    raven says:

    @Lapassionara: I rarely take trips to where I live!

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    Mary G says:

    So much history, atmosphere. Thanks, otmar.

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    Steeplejack says:


    You need to get out more.

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    Lapassionara says:

    @raven: Still, photos of Athens, Georgia would be nice to see, also, too.

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    Mr. Prosser says:

    Classical Greek architecture is, in my view, beautiful; but, the modern Parliament building is one ugly, unimaginative pile. Looks like a trump hotel in Topeka.

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    satby says:

    otmar, it’s so great to have beautiful pictures to wake up to as relief from the ongoing travesty of our government. Greece just went on my bucket list, thanks!

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    Barbara says:

    More great pictures of Athens! Thanks!

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    rikyrah says:

    The pictures are quite lovely. Greece is on my bucket list.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    Love these!

    Thank you.

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