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... journal, chief?) I was of course selected. Chosen.
Someone else in the pig pen, a European, observed "It's only [flights to] America that does this. The Israelis don't, and they have more reason to."
He's completely correct. The flight to Tel-Aviv left like any domestic route about an hour ago. No extra security.
The explanation is that the Israelis are ruthless, unabashed profilers. Racial, economic, the works. They would look at, ...
... and partly restored Propylaia gate was cosuming all the sky above us. As we move onto the Acropolis plateau proper the scale of the place overwhelms you. As we slip and slide on the marble footpath towards the centre, the sheer size of the Pathenon (for which no online experience can prepare you) is astounding. Partly shrouded in restoration scaffolding, nothing can hide the massive columns from view. The scale and intricacy of anything ...
... centuries BC.
Construction of the original Poseidon temple here began in the early 5th century BC, but it was destroyed during a Persian invasion before being completed.
A second one was built, a rectangle with six columns going one direction and 13 going the other. This was typical Athenian construction. The number of columns in the second direction was always double the first direction, plus an additional single one.
... look different from a bus. We saw several yellow #10 busses but we didn’t get on because we were waiting for a trolley. An open air trolley.
In order to buy the ticket for this trolley, we had had to cross over the street to the ticket kiosk. As Jeff said, this was a game of human Frogger. There was a pedestrian crosswalk but no stop light. So you really just had to step out and hope the three lanes of traffic stop. They do, but it is more than a ...
Yesterday morning was spent in a crowded gate lounge waiting to board our flight to Athens. The plane was delayed at the Athens end and was nothing to do with the pouring rain in Thessaloniki! Left an hour late and the turbulence meant no snack en route so we were handed a chocolate croissant as we went down the stairs on landing! Sunshine in Athens and a pleasant drive to ...