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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

 Athens Greece

I have always wondered how they built the tall pillars.  Our guide showed us this stone. 
 The notches were used to lift the next stone into place then chipped off to make it smooth.  

From the Parthenon we could view Mars 

In the Bible
The Areopagus, like most city-state institutions, continued to function in Roman times, and it was then the the Apostle Paul delivered his famous speech about the identity of "The Unknown God."  According to the biblical account in Acts 17.

Olive groves we walked through's ok to say "it's greek to me"

On our bus tour we stopped to watch the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier.  The pageantry of the 30 minute changing was amazing to see.  These steps and kicks were precise.  

check out those pom-poms on their shoes.

Ate at a restaurant and just loved this stained glass window at the landing.  
They opened an upstairs section for our group of 14.

We enjoyed the travel so much on this cruise.  Next stop will be the Island of Mykonos.

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Ann said...

What a breath-taking place to visit. All the history from the Bible makes it all so much more interesting. The structures have withstood the test of time. Love

Michele {Malaysian Meanders} said...

I would really like to visit Athens one day and see all these places. I had no idea that's how they built the columns. Now, I know something before I go. Thanks!

Annesphamily said...

I love the tour! I always tell my hubby "It's Greek to me, because he studied two years of New Testament Greek and still retains so much of that knowledge! I love learning new things! Hugs, Anne

Brittany Ruth said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my "Regensburg Flea Market" post. I'd love if people were throwing away their antiques nowadays. While I have heard that the young people aren't interested in antiques in Germany and that's why they can be so cheap, I haven't really seen them being thrown away nowadays. But I know they don't value them like Americans would because they aren't right in our backyard. Also, I went to Athens in June. Had the best baklava there!