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... of Brontochion Monastery was completed around 1310 where an order of nuns still live today.
The frescos in Peribleptos Monastery date between 1348 and 1380 and are very rare surviving late Byzantine cycle, crucial for the understanding of Byzantine art.
We spent the night at Pyrgos Hotel of Mystras in the same room that Ray Fiennes had slept when he toured the ancient site. ...
... to people and place here. It could be the athlete in me connecting to the Olympic history, the friendly people, the beautiful scenery, or maybe just the prominence of this place as the centre of Mother Earth (Gaia). It is also known as the site of the Delphic Oracle. A browse through the site included a request to sing to a French group who stood above the amphitheatre and wanted a sense of the sound amplification (Bonne Fete is the extent of my ...
... attraction). It was only one floor but had great replicas of military uniforms and weapons along with great paintings and photos of Greek wars. Then we took an unplanned side trip to Sparta on the spur of the moment which was probably the start of a series of unfortunate decisions that led to good stories once we survived them. The first order of business was to get a picture in front of a Spartan warrior (or two). Then on to the byzantine acropolis at ...
... foot. I am excited at the same time as I rarely have the opportunity to walk like some years back or take some exercise. The only reason for this is that I am most of the time behind my desk writing if I am not travelling!
The day seems promising, the sand has totally disappeared and it is a bright morning with a clear sky.
What makes the visit interesting is the fact that the village ...
... some pictures of me under water with Kelly's mask on while he is hovering asking for his mask back. Fine...but I have a quick peek under water with the mask and there was fish right by my feet. I freak and give Kelly his mask back and go shallower so they aren't by my feet. It's weird that the fish aren't afraid of people and swim right under us. The beach was ranked as Will and Kelly as one of the best we've been to yet.
We ate a late lunch at ...