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... SS troops stormed the city of Distomo and went door to door massacring men, women, and children in retaliation for an assumed "aggression" from the city toward the troops a few days before. Of course, I only learned all of this information about the memorial after I saw it. I understand very little Greek and as far as I could tell, there was no information displayed about the memorial, save for ...
We saw the majesty of ancient Delphi, including the Temple
of Apollo, where the oracle once prophesied.
This ancient sanctuary is beautifully set in a landscape fit for a god,
at the foot of a mountain with a vista over olive groves ...
... it to a piece of wood. They paint on the canvas as the picture
shows. The woman is showing us a piece
of gold leaf that they glue to the painting.
We stopped in the mountains at the monument erected in
memory of Oedipus Rex. This is where he
murdered his father in order to marry his mother.
Doug found an icon on his own.
Then the view of the mountains outside our hotel ...
Quell'estate del 2000, lasciai Corfu per raggiungere Delfi, con gli scassatissimi autobus Mercedes della Ktel (ne ho visto ancora qualcuno in giro, incredibile). Oggi ho ripercorso quella lunga strada, che percorre tratti di costa incantevoli. Nulla sembrava cambiato, tranne naturalmente il modernissimo ponte sospeso che hanno costruito per collegare il Peloponneso,che prima si raggiungeva solo ...
... is the law." he persisted. He then looked at my bare feet and told me that that was also not allowed. I, again, told him that the ancient Greeks would certainly be very sad about that too since they often traveled bare foot and especially on energetic earth such as this. "Yes. That is true...but the rules..." His smile betrayed that he felt himself trapped by his position. He seemed to like me and what I had done but, never the less, had ...