Thursday, July 24, 2008

More Pics of Greece

I'm sorry my pictures and stories about Greece are coming along so slowly. I'm still recovering from my trip and playing catch-up with friends, family and work. I'm also still organizing all the notes I took.

I do know that I plan to write extensive blogs on Delphi, Olympia, the Acropolis, and Meteora in the future. For now though, here are some more pictures I took. Enjoy!

The Temple of Zeus (with me in front of it)!

Themistocles' Wall (the hotel I stayed in was built on top of it)!

Information about the wall!

The Lion Gate at Mycenae (with me in front of it)!

The theater at Epidauros!

A real Spartan shield!

Ostraka all featuring the name of Themistocles!

MORE pottery with the name of Themistocles!

Me in front of the Parthenon at night!

A side view of the Parthenon!

A picture of the Aereopagus with an awesome view of the Parthenon!

Stay tuned for Pt. 3!


Wynn Bexton said...

Last year I had my birthday on the Hill of the Nymphs (just behind the Hill of the Pnyx where the ancient assembly used to meet) This was where Themistocles and Meltiades and other important politicians and generals had their houses. I'm having my birthday there next year too. It will be the Assembly of 2009.

I'm so glad you got to see all these things as it is so important for your research and inspiration!

Meghan said...

Darn it! I asked someone about where Themistocles had his house and they looked at me like I was crazy. But then, my idiot contact in Athens pretty much said there was no Ancient Agora, just the Roman Agora. What the hell!

How do you know that they had their houses there, btw? I've never read anything about that! It's so cool you know that.

If only I had asked you where that was. Nuts! I wonder if it was near my Hotel. I was on the south side of the Acropolis on a street called I think Parthenenos about 4 or 5 blocks down. I mean I was RIGHT THERE under the Acropolis.

Hill of Nymphs huh...

Gabriele Campbell said...

Lol, the locals often don't know the history having taken place at their backdoor.

Pretty pics.

Carla said...

Great pictures, especially the theatre - it looks stunning.

Gary Corby said...

I'm way late, but in your picture of the Acropolis taken from the Areopagus...

You are standing almost exactly where the first victim in my first book dies.