Europe Snapshots: Day 14

Thursday was our first full day in Athens and our goal was to see a lot of the major sights.  First we took the metro to the Acropolis.  After seeing the Hagia Sofia it is easy to not be as impressed, but I had to remind myself that this was a major undertaking that took place in the 5th century BC.  We then set forth on a walking tour in our guide book.  Interestingly enough on our first stop outside of the parliament building there was a major protest.  From what I can piece together it had to do with austerity cuts.  We finished our tour and had dinner at a nice local restaurant.

Building

Old and New

Stadium

Odeon of Herodes Atticus- Photo by BreeAnn

Parthenon

Parthenon

flag

Flag – Photo by BreeAnn

ladies

Porch of the Caryatids

building

Old and New 2

Acropolis

Acropolis from Mars Hill

Getting ready.

Getting ready.

Greece is a riot

Athens is a riot

protest

Standing together

Zeus

Ruins of The Temple of the Olympian Zeus

Window- Photo by BreeAnn

Window- Photo by BreeAnn

Caterpillar Parade

Caterpillar Parade

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2 Responses to Europe Snapshots: Day 14

  1. Abby says:

    I am seriously loving these pictures. So much that I just set one as my desktop background at work. :) Slide show when you get home??

    • davidcowger says:

      Haha, that’s awesome! We’d love to give you a slide-show if you can sit through a few thousand pictures :)

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