5.28.2013

athens snapshots.

Athens was a beautiful mess - ancient ruins next to modern street art, mixed with lots of graffiti everywhere. The city had pockets of european areas - the Plaka was bustling with cafes, shops and tourists, while other areas needed a little TLC. I am happy we visited the capital city and crossed a few things off the bucket list-- a trip to the Parthenon, ancient ruins of the Agora and the stunning modern Acropolis Museum. It was quite the adventure but I don't think we'll return until the economy picks up a little. h played photographer again with the serious camera and took some beautiful photographs:

We visited the major sites on our first night in the city - it was two hours before closing and there were barely any other tourists, which made our visit very relaxing.I was impressed with the large amount of trees that surrounded the city.The girls on the Porch of the Caraytis on the Erechtheion temple were my favorite:I am a sucker for street art, its amazing what people can create in unexpected places.But it was disappointing to see so much spray paint and graffiti on the streets in one of the world's oldest cities.My favorite city scenes: pretty clay tile roofs with tons of unexpected gorgeous flowing flowers and the Roman mosaic tiles in the National Gardens.Have you visited Athens? Did you like the city?
xo, 
Jillian
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8 comments

  1. Wow. There is some serious history there. It's sad if any of it is getting defaced with graffito though.

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  2. Beautiful pics! greece is on my TODO list..the history is amazing, almost unfathomable. Off to see your other posts.

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  3. Stunning photography Jillian! Love that one of the two of you! :)

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  4. Such a gorgeous place.

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  5. Gorgeous! Keep the Greece pics coming! :)

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  6. Greece is at the top of my list for my next big trip. So beautiful!!

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  7. These photos are beautiful, but it breaks my heart that the city is in such bad shape.

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  8. Now I HAVE to go to Greece. These photos are awesome! :)

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