Athens

  • Author: Dolora Dossi
  • Date: Oct 13, 2013
  • Location: Athens

Athens--an epic city whose mythic proportions spread across boundaries. The Acropolis and Parthenon, the gift of the city-state, the gods fashioning our fates, and in recent times, austerity and political unrest. Here is our interpretation of this sprawling metropolis where half the population of Greece resides.

  • Full arc rainbow over the Acropolis--our first walk in Athens. Thank you Iris!
    Full arc rainbow over the Acropolis--our first walk in Athens. Thank you Iris!
  • Unbelievable hordes of humans walking up the marble steps to the top of the Acropolis
    Unbelievable hordes of humans walking up the marble steps to the top of the Acropolis
  • The delicate folds of a goddess' garment, marble
    The delicate folds of a goddess' garment, marble
  • Zeus' giant arm and hand
    Zeus' giant arm and hand
  • Liam at the Acropolis with Parthenon looming large
    Liam at the Acropolis with Parthenon looming large
  • Temple of Hephaestus
    Temple of Hephaestus
  • Not a bad view
    Not a bad view
  • The Sprouts of Athens! A very yummy veggie/vegan restaurant, Avacado
    The Sprouts of Athens! A very yummy veggie/vegan restaurant, Avacado
  • Detail of a gold signet ring from Mycanae. It's really old.
    Detail of a gold signet ring from Mycanae. It's really old.
  • one of the best museums ever--The Archeological Museum of Athens. Persephone and Demeter frieze that graced many books I used for my doctoral paper
    one of the best museums ever--The Archeological Museum of Athens. Persephone and Demeter frieze that graced many books I used for my doctoral paper
  • The most incredible bronze sculpture I have seen, Zeus in the background and Liam re-enacting, in case you were confused.
    The most incredible bronze sculpture I have seen, Zeus in the background and Liam re-enacting, in case you were confused.
  • In case you were wondering what a Siren looks like
    In case you were wondering what a Siren looks like
  • Acropokiss
    Acropokiss
  • Tight squeeze for space in Athens radiating out in all directions
    Tight squeeze for space in Athens radiating out in all directions
  • Just us and 5 hundred thousand other folks on top of the Acropolis.
    Just us and 5 hundred thousand other folks on top of the Acropolis.
  • The Acropolis and Parthenon just sitting there on the hill behind us
    The Acropolis and Parthenon just sitting there on the hill behind us
  • The backside of Hephaestus's Temple
    The backside of Hephaestus's Temple
  • A sprawling city of 4 million using up every inch of space, Athens
    A sprawling city of 4 million using up every inch of space, Athens
  • A very intact Hephaestus' Temple in the Agora
    A very intact Hephaestus' Temple in the Agora
  • No privacy with tourists around. Tortoises paying homage to Zeus and Athena on their temple grounds, the Agora
    No privacy with tourists around. Tortoises paying homage to Zeus and Athena on their temple grounds, the Agora
  • The Parthenon from the Agora. Our apartment is in this area, so you use the Acropolis as your compass.
    The Parthenon from the Agora. Our apartment is in this area, so you use the Acropolis as your compass.
  • Taking in a smoggy sunset on a hilltop in Athens. If we turned around, the Acropolis would be on the hill behind us.
    Taking in a smoggy sunset on a hilltop in Athens. If we turned around, the Acropolis would be on the hill behind us.

3 Comments

  1. Aiko Gonzalez

    Hola Professor Toner!!

    I just discovered your blog today, and I am so happy that you and your family are doing great. ^_^

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures, it feels as if we are all traveling with you.

    My mother, Father, and brothers send there best.
    We all enjoyed your book Serendib, and look forward to reading your blogs.

    Mejores Deseos,
    Gonzalez Familia‚Äďaka The Serendib Fan Club <(^_^)/"

    • Jim Toner

      Jim Toner

      So nice to hear from you, Aiko, and so glad you discovered this blog. Right now we’re in the Greek island of Santorini before heading east to more exotic locales like Turkey and India and back to Sri Lanka. Keep reading and keep commenting. Give my best to your family.

  2. Susan Day

    You are looking so tan and relaxed — all of you!

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