Athens (once again, I’m home now yay)

In the morning we went to the Central Market.  I love going to fresh markets whenever we are in other countries.  This market was mostly a meat market.  We walked through and there were butchers on either side.  We were wondering how the customers decide who to go to.

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There were also other things like olives and herbs.

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There was also a fish market in the back.  I love fish but walking through here was an overwhelming fish smell that near the end I had to rush out so as not to puke.  I did take a few pictures before I ran out.

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We then headed back to the train station.  On the way there we walked past a pet store.  Who knew they sold dogs by the pound in Athens.  Ok just kidding but I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this dog sitting on the scale.

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We then went to the Syntagma Metro Station.  There is actually a glass wall and on the other side are graves.  It is amazing that this is still intact.

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As you can see this is only the surface.  The metro is at least two stories below this.


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We then went upstairs and saw the Greek Presidential Guard marching in front of Parliament.

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They were so serious.

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We then walked over to Hadrian’s Arch.  I was thinking while I was taking this photo that I guess the ancient Greeks did not imagine all the cars that are passing by this Arch.

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We then walked to the Temple of Olympian Zeus.  This structure is amazing.  It’s a grand scale and I can’t even imagine how they built this and what they had to go through.

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As you can see they are trying to hold this together with metal banding.  Let’s hope it stays for a while.

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This one didn’t survive the fall, I could see where there was actually a metal rod inside to try and keep it together but it didn’t work.  It’s a same.  I think everyone should see this place.

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Ok I’m almost done with Athens.  It will be done next week.

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