Athens Gallery 2—Tuesday, October 11

  • The Roman Agora: a doorway
    The Roman Agora: a doorway
    Although it looks as if there’s nothing left of the building but this piece of wall, the wooden door is an obviously recent addition, and it appeared to be securely locked. Perhaps there’s a little storage shed behind it, but we didn’t see any way to get a look from the side.

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  • The Roman Agora: a few bits and pieces
    The Roman Agora: a few bits and pieces
    If the door in the previous picture protects a shed, this may be the sort of thing that's inside it. Someone has carefully placed these fragments of the past where passers-by can admire them. (I was reminded of the back yard of Jože Plečnik‘s house in Ljubljana, where similar small parts of his many projects commemorate this great architect‘s contributions to his city.)

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  • In the Museum of Greek Popular Instruments
    In the Museum of Greek Popular Instruments
    This was the first part of our last day in Athens...

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  • Back at the Kapnikaréa café
    Back at the Kapnikaréa café
    ...and this was the last. We spent four happy hours listening to the music played by these two men (and sung, with the audience often joining in). The guitarist reminded Dorothea of how our older son Chris looked when he stayed in Athens in 1987.

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