On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Today, pictures from valued commenter something fabulous.

Hey y’all! As the cupboard is bare, thought I’d share a few pix from a trip I took to Greece exactly a year ago, for my birthday. (It’s my birthday again! Or, will have been, by the time these post.) Was only there for a week of some friends’ much longer trip– they got to carry on to some island-hopping, which I missed. Even “just” Athens, Nafplio, and surrounding areas of interest were still quite a lot! Had a great time and hope to go back one day…

Taken on May 9, 2018

Entering Delphi

As you enter Delphi, there are so many things that are striking and moving– the handiwork of so many people, so long ago, still here for us

Taken on may 9, 2018


This picture does not do justice to the scale– it’s quite overwhelming in person

Taken on May 9, 2018


For all the BJ animal peeps. This was just one of several times I got a snap of a cat lounging on a motorcycle or scooter like this, just chilling. Made me laugh every time.

Taken on may 9, 2018


Where there’s a will, graffiti will find a way…


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4 replies
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    HinTN says:

    Did that cat have a helmet?

    Great photo of the columns at Delphi.


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    J R in WV says:

    Pretty nice set of Grecian formula (heh) photography. The Cactus graffitti was pretty cute, too. Anyone who can tell us what’s carved on the big rock at Delphi, please do, that’s pretty interesting.

    Plus the kitty on that scooter is cute, and the scooter is pretty cool too!

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    something fabulous says:

    Thanks! It was a fun trip!

    Weirdly, I am seeing this post from John’s Twitter feed on the right, but not via the home page itself! Anyone else get that issue? (Figures, on a day I finally de-lurk!)

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    something fabulous says:

    …and, now that I’ve refreshed and come back in this afternoon, here it is as normal! Ah, well…

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