live at the apollo (part 1)

we were on aegina island (which is itself a story for another time), and saw this pillar sticking up over the trees while we were at lunch. so, off to investigate. the temple of apollo at aegina, with its sole remaining column pointing to the sky, was built in the 6th century b.c. it was excavated at the turn of the 20th century. i’m sure there will be many more temples of apollo to photograph in the next three years.

let’s go to the market with a 20mm lens

this is the public market in athens between monastiraki and omonoia square, for those of you who know the area. you can buy olives here … … or here. at the cheaper end of the spectrum. not everyone sells olives, of course. at the meat market. some butchers are busy others, not so much. you can’t get as much of the goat as you could get in india, but some things are the same.

walking the holy road (a preview)

i just cleaned up the previous post. formatting posts on an iphone is for the birds, so i’m sitting in a café with good wifi, and typing. i was prepared to do a long post on the national archaeological museum, but i realized that the photos i’d taken on my iphone (again, why don’t i carry my camera everywhere i go?) turned out to be pretty bad. i will do a post on the museum soon-ish, since the museum is pretty amazing. in the meantime, though, i got the idea of taking the metro to the end of one of…