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I said I would post them sometime and here they are...pictures from my Greece trip in March. It's a beautiful country...we stayed in Athens for four days, taking some side trips to the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion and Aegina Island.

DAY ONE

View from our hotel

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At the top of Lykabettos Hill, 700 feet above the city

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An Athens street

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1896 and 2004 Olympics stadium

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Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis in the distance

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This column at Zeus was blown over by a windstorm in the 1800s and has been that way ever since

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Lykabettos Hill (left) and the Acropolis (right)

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Me

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Greek sculpture

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The Stoa

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Sparkling clean Athens Metro

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Temple of Thissos at night

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DAY TWO

Bus ride to Sounion

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Reminds me of SoCal scenery

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Cargo ships heading for the ports at Piraeus

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Temple of Poseidon at the tip of Greece

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Poseidon

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It was so windy that day! Gusts were probably approaching 80 mph

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Caught in Poseidon's fury

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Greek highway

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Enjoying the day

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DAY THREE: Aegina Island

Port of Piraeus

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Fast asleep

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Boarding our ferry...the AIAS boat! (American Institute of Architecture Students = AIAS)

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One of the few highrises in Greece

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Industry

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Cargo ship

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Our destination in the distance

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Resort city of Aegina

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Waterfront

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Byzantine church

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DAY THREE Cont'd

Nice view of the island

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Temple of Aephea

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crystal clear ocean water

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Audi TT

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My friends on a rock

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Our rental, a Renault Clio

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Da Clio

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Sunset before boarding the ferry back to the mainland

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DAY FOUR: Back in Athens

Lykabettos Hill

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Greek theater

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The Propylea...entrance gate to the Acropolis

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The Parthenon in extreme wide angle

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Parthenon

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Temple of Athena Nike

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Nike again

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City before leaving

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Athens is just gigantic...our hotel was near this square

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Wow... awesome pics. I'm bummed that I didn't get to see Greece when I went to Europe in '04.

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WOW, some of those buildings look very old!!!! :smilewide:

Lol...it's hard to believe it, but even the apartment building that I'm staying in here in Rome is older than anything in America.
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Lol...it's hard to believe it, but even the apartment building that I'm staying in here in Rome is older than anything in America.

Appartamento vecchio! :smilewide:

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very nice! i so want to see this part of the world someday. and while in the area hiagha sophia (sp?) in istanbul

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Very cool. Thanks for the pictures. Athens looks wonderful all lit up.

We're going to Europe this summer (HS graduation trip), and Greece will be one the countries we're visiting. We'll be island hopping from Athens to Mykonos to Kusadasi to Patmos to Rhodes to Heraklion to Santorini.

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Beautiful pictures, Mustang.
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Very nice pics! Thank you for sharing also! :thumbsup:

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Appartamento vecchio! :smilewide:

Appartamento con un bidet pieno di cacca! :puke::lol: Now that I have your attention!

Great pictures, Mustang...thank you! BTW, I don't know where in Rome you hang your hat, but other than my 1st cousin near Bracciano, I have other cousins who live a couple of blocks from the Metro station called "Re di Roma," on a side street from Via Taranto.

A couple of Athens comments:

The metro really is nice, especially for a southern European city. In 2002, you couldn't yet take it all the way to the airport.

Did you see the hourly changing of the guard ceremony at Syntagma Square where those dudes wear those skirts and those shoes that appear to have pom-poms?

A lot of cats in Greece, right?

The food kicks ass, right?

I'm more partial to Portugal and Spain, but I will probably get back to Greece within the next 3 years...it was very relaxing in the more rural areas and the islands.

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Appartamento con un bidet pieno di cacca! :puke::lol: Now that I have your attention!

Great pictures, Mustang...thank you! BTW, I don't know where in Rome you hang your hat, but other than my 1st cousin near Bracciano, I have other cousins who live a couple of blocks from the Metro station called "Re di Roma," on a side street from Via Taranto.

A couple of Athens comments:

The metro really is nice, especially for a southern European city. In 2002, you couldn't yet take it all the way to the airport.

Did you see the hourly changing of the guard ceremony at Syntagma Square where those dudes wear those skirts and those shoes that appear to have pom-poms?

A lot of cats in Greece, right?

The food kicks ass, right?

I'm more partial to Portugal and Spain, but I will probably get back to Greece within the next 3 years...it was very relaxing in the more rural areas and the islands.

My apartment is right off Via Labicana, basically about 5 minutes from the Colosseum. We missed the changing of the guard...I think it happens on Sundays, but we decided to go to Poseidon instead since it was sunny that day. Cats and dogs everywhere in Greece...in fact, they had a petting zoo in the National Gardens with two donkeys, three roosters, a turtle, and cats all in the same pen. We burst out laughing when we saw that...I mean, those animals obviously go together well! And yes, the food was great...they really feed you there; you don't leave until you're stuffed.

I should post up my Naples pics so everyone can see how $h!ty it is. :D

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Greek theater

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Hey, didn't anyone tell them the steps aren't to code?

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