Greece

It came to my attention that I never posted an entry about my trip to Greece. At this point I don’t want to write a detailed recap, and I doubt you want to read one, but I’ll try to summarize. We mostly stayed in Athens and visited all sorts of beautiful, awe-inspiring temples and archaelogical sites from ancient Greek history. My favorite site was an amphitheatre built at Epidaurus, the home of the
legendary healer Aescalapius, in honor of Apollo. The theatre is so well constructed that a piece of paper crinkled on stage can be heard clearly throughout the whole theatre without any added
amplification. In general I had to wonder how they managed to transport and raise the huge stones used in many of the monuments we visited. Our trip also included visits to the Parthenon, Delphi,
Mycenae, Olympia (the birthplace of the Olympic games), and the Temple of Poseidon. I’ve uploaded some pictures highlighting the trip, which you can see at

http://www.stanford.edu/~rowynm/Pictures/Summer2005/

Overall I saw lots of
1. Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian Columns
2. Amphiteatres
3. Statues missing heads or limbs
4. Mo-peds (is that what they’re called? In Greece it is common to see men in business suits riding these motor-bike/scooter things)
5. Stray cats (some of them were sooo cute – see picture of me and kitten)
6. Open-air street restaurants and cafes (you can’t walk anywhere without being asked to please sit and enjoy some _____ )

And much more. It was a lovely trip.

Comments 1

  1. faerieloch wrote:

    It looks like you had a great trip. :) I like the old stonework. And the political signs. :P

    Posted 24 Jul 2005 at 06:33

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