Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Athens, 2007 = long lost photos

In the last month, I discovered where I stored half of my Athens photos (I had emailed them to a little-used email account, which thankfully wasn't deleted from Yahoo's servers).  Here are my photo highlights; keep in mind I hadn't seen these in over 5 years.  This was the beginning of my trip by land from Greece to Egypt.

Ancient Agora = the Stoa of Attalos

The Hephaisteion (at the Ancient Agora), built c.449-440 B.C.

The Asteroskopeion (observatory) on the Hill of the Nymphs, with a church beneath.

Inside one of the exhibits, Ancient Agora

Church, Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora

Parthenon on the hilltop with a church in the foreground.

Lykavittos Hill

Acropolis, from the Ancient Agora

Odeion of Agrippa, Ancient Agora

Either part of the Ancient Agora or Kerameikos cemetery.

Kerameikos cemetery

Tomb of Dionysios of Kollytos (or a replica), Kerameikos cemetery

Stele of Demetria and Pamphile (4th century B.C.), at the Kerameikos cemetery.

Looking back into town on the way back from the Kerameikos (in 105 degree Fahreinheit weather, by the way).

A much younger yours truly at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, right near my hostel.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus

At night, I went to see the Vienna Boys' Choir perform at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, on the lower slopes of the Acropolis.

The Parthenon loomed overhead.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

A superb performance by the Vienna Boys' Choir at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

Adult members of the Vienna Boys' Choir, at the restaurant table next to me in Plaka, post-performance.

Theatre of Dionysos

The comic satyr, Silenus, at the Theatre of Dionysos

Theatre of Dionysos

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus (notice the stage being disassembled).

Heading up to the Parthenon and Acropolis

Areopagus, the hill site of St. Paul's preaching.

Crowds enjoying the view.

Parthenon, Acropolis


Some ugly blogger, 5 years ago.

Lykavittos Hill

Is this guy mocking me, taking a picture of me as I take one of him?

East pediment of the Parthenon.

East pediment of the Parthenon.

Porch of the Caryatids, Erechtheion, Acropolis

Porch of the Caryatids, Erechtheion, Acropolis

Porch of the Caryatids, Erechtheion, Acropolis


Odeon of Herodes Atticus


Cruise ship crowds climbing up to the Acropolis (if you're not on a cruise, do your best to avoid the times that they arrive, if possible).


The Stoa of Attalos, Ancient Agora.

The Asteroskopeion (observatory) on the Hill of the Nymphs.

Lykavittos Hill in the background.

A walk around hillside Athens (can't remember the neighborhood).

A hillside street, Athens.

The Vouli building, which houses the Greek parliament, at Plateia Syntagmatos.

Plateia Syntagmatos

The National Guard, Vouli building

Vouli building

Coming up next = Delphi.  Stay tuned.