Athens, Greece: Day TwoDecember 18, 2011
Posted by Kanga.
We wondered through the neighborhood…
…until we found a small souvlaki restaurant near this church.
Our intent was to have a small lunch, but the menu was all in Greek and we didn’t realize that the owner spoke English, so we pointed at the pictures in the menu and this is what we ended up with. Slightly more than a small lunch. Souvlaki is made very much like shwarma, but this happened to be pork.
We found the Victoria metro train station (nearest to our apartment) and took the train to the Monastiraki station.
This church seems to have been assembled out of parts of various other buildings.
I didn’t expect to hear street musicians singing in Spanish, but the day was full of unexpected delights.
When I turned around, there in the distance was the Acropolis. I was not prepared for this sight. It brought tears to my eyes. It brought the old Biblical Studies major and wannabe archaeologist in me to the surface.
We walked through the flea market. (Anyone need a stuffed aligator?)
We stopped for a drink and small snack…
…with the Temple of Hephaestus in sight.
We finally found out where the stray cats were hanging out. They have been conspicuously missing prior to this.
Now that we have found and tested the metro train transportation, we’ll be able to get an earlier start and get up close and personal with a few temples in the next few days.
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