Acropolis of Athens

October 4th, 2011

Delphi & Meteora

October 2nd, 2011

We arrived in Athens on Wednesday and went on a two-day tour of Delphi and Meteora the following day. The first day we bussed from Athens to Delphi and walked around the archeological site set on the side of a surrounding mountain range. The site is home to the Temple of Apollo, of which only six columns and the foundations can be seen today, built in the 4th century BC. It also has a theatre, stadium and other ruins from around the same time. After that we continued north towards the town of Kalambaka where we stayed the night. Kalambaka sits below the famous rocks of Meteora where Monks built monasteries in the 14th and 15th centuries to avoid invasion and destruction. We visited two of the monasteries, one of which was bombed in WWII and then rebuilt. I shot a roll of film at both of these so sorry for the lack of digital coverage, you’ll have to wait till I’m back!

We are back in Athens now and have a tour of the Acropolis hill tomorrow so check back for updates sometime soon. Then we are off to the last leg of our trip, a week on two islands off the coast of Greece. Mykonos then Santorini, I can’t wait!

Venice: Our Last Few Days

October 2nd, 2011

During our last days in Venice we checked out the Doge’s Palace (unfortunately no photos were allowed in there) and went over to the island of Murano which is famous for its glass making. We went on a tour of one of the factories, its so interesting to see how they make and sculpt the glass. We also came across a Hard Rock Cafe where we had dinner on our last night, it was a refreshing change from two weeks of pasta and pizza!