A day in Athens

by John Wilson October. 02, 2018 857 views

A stopover in Athens nearly half a century ago was my first taste of another country and inspired a lifetime interest in travel. The return took a while but was worth the wait.

Umbrella seller in central Athens. Recent bad wether has no doubt been good for business.

Umbrella seller in central Athens. Recent bad wether has no doubt been good for business.

Some of the best sights are the random and unexplained.

Some of the best sights are the random and unexplained.

If I were a pigeon I think I’d choose this spot as well.

If I were a pigeon I think I’d choose this spot as well.

Were there really so many pigeons last time I visited?

Were there really so many pigeons last time I visited?

Can never resist a photo of fruit and vegetables.

Can never resist a photo of fruit and vegetables.

Or a bike at a window.

Or a bike at a window.

Or fish in a market.

Or fish in a market.

Such  beautiful churches dotted around the city.

Such beautiful churches dotted around the city.

And interesting bric a brac.

And interesting bric a brac.

But the overriding sight is graffiti.

But the overriding sight is graffiti.

It covers everything.

It covers everything.

Some grand in scale.

Some grand in scale.

Or just a backdrop to everyday life.

Or just a backdrop to everyday life.

But I guess the Greeks pretty much invented the word.

But I guess the Greeks pretty much invented the word.

And they have been doing wall art for millennia.

And they have been doing wall art for millennia.

A rooftop bar to close out the day, after a few hours in the magnificent national museum.

A rooftop bar to close out the day, after a few hours in the magnificent national museum.

With a great view of the Acropolis.

With a great view of the Acropolis.

A bite to eat with another great view.

A bite to eat with another great view.

And what a way to end the day.

And what a way to end the day.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 2 months ago

#3 - Athena would be very surprised, what became of her owls ... - a grumpy pigeon! joy
Beautiful set full of surprises!

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Radha Mistry 1 year, 2 months ago

Sounds like a fab day.X

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Heike 1 year, 2 months ago

#3 = grumpy pigeon ? You should have taken this pigeon home with you. Today it would be an Internet star and you would be rich !
smile

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Deli Tlb 1 year, 2 months ago

I love these pictures, they really make you feel the city .  photo #4 reminds me of my childhood when my uncle used to take me to park so I could feed the birds. Great photos!!

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Sunlight Photo 1 year, 2 months ago

I love the subjects of your photos, everything from landscape to architecture to wildlife and food markets. It makes me feel like I could feel a little of what it was like to be there!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

Nice series

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