Friday, July 17, 2009

Greece: Athens

We only spent 2 nights in Athens but had a great time. Our hotel was lovely, and right near the Temple of Zeus and the Athens city gate. The rooftop restaurant where we spent our breakfasts had a view of the Acropolis, and was so lovely we had dinner there too! We spent most of our day walking around the sites, and then at night, went to an open air theater called Cine Paris. Ok, now for the picture binge.

Us at the Temple of Zeus, with the annoying redhead

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Temple of Zeus, different angle with Acropolis in the background

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Temple of Zeus at night, from our table

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Those who say it's a dog eat dog world-- there are tons of strays in Athens, and the little guy was cleaning the ticks off the big guy. What a pal.

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Parliament, where people take pictures near the motionless soldiers. We just couldn't do it, but this guy could!

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Shoes

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Various pictures of the Acroplis and Ancient Agora

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View of Athens from the Acropolis

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There is a lot of restoration going on. It's amazing how much time and detail it takes to restore such massive structures.

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Ha.

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Watching Public Enemies near the Acropolis

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Picture of the Acropolis from our table.

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I felt very grateful taking this picture. We have been insanely lucky, I only hope our good fortune continues in New York City, where I'm posting from!

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