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Travel Blogs from Thessaloniki
... is experienced through the senses, a communing with the divine. I stood in awe. Color everywhere -- almost blinding the eyes. Massive royal red rugs blanketed the floors with the double-headed eagle emblem too big to fit within the lens of my cell-phone camera. Billowing clouds of lilac incense infiltrated the nostrils while byzantine chanting (12 chanters on the right & 12 on the left) melodiously breached the ears.
The second Sunday of ...
... I sleep it is with both eyes half open, as well as crossed, and my
mouth almost fully ajar. I am truly a sleeping beauty. But who am I to complain
of their taunts, after all, free chip! The city of Thessaloniki found us
quickly after I woke up and the six hour train ride came to an end.
Thessaloniki’s best description would be the same as Athens,
if Athens were given the chance to breath. The streets aren’t as cramp, but the
... There was even on Ashkenazic synagogue of German Jews. They all came to Salonika because of the freedom the Ottoman rulers accorded many minorities, particularly Jews, and because of the economic vitality of the city.
Along with their various musical, culinary, and liturgical traditions the Spanish Jews brought a deep interest in mysticism to Salonika, which became a noted center of Kabbalah. Salonika had a bit of a reputation as a promised land for ...
... found the White Tower and a pretty cool hangout zone. The people watching was great! There was definitely a younger crowd, but also some old fisherman and a random handful of tourists going out in booze cruises through the bay. It's obviously a place where people go to meet up with friends and have a walk. Then Cortney got proposed to! The smoothest street salesman in the world said she was the perfect woman, no offense to me he assured, and one day ...
... who were checking the land in order to build a large parking deck. The parking deck was built elsewhere.
We visited the Basilica of St. Demetrios. This is the oldest church in Thessolaniki, but the building has been rebuilt several times, so it is fairly new. Like Haiga Sophia, there are many mosaics that were covered over with plaster. We visited the crypt as well.
In icons, St. Demetrios is always depicted on a black or ...