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... hours wandering around blocks and corners, I saw an old arch gate to the city from 100BC and Roman ruins both big and small as well as Greek statues and the Waterfront. The problem with grids is everywhere looks the same and each corner just becomes an image of the one before so getting lost can be forgiven. What saved me was motorbikes there are thousands here but I recalled seeing this one there are so many big gorgeous machines here just ...
... a lingerie shop but alas nothing in that shop fitted me. I did try on a €5000 watch but decided against it after a second or so despite the salesmans patter. My host Sirmita showed me to a restaurant in the afternoon as I had asked where I could get good fish. It was in an alley tucked away and had been there for over 50 years, she knew the owner well introduced me and asked what was fresh in. She then told him I would ...
... amazon.ca/Salonica-City-Ghos ts-Christians-1430-1950/dp/0375727388
Using this book as a guide I was to retrace some of the religious heritage. As in many towns, it was also built upon an old Roman settlement, adding another layer of history to explore. The Turks ruled over this region for almost 600 years almost up to WWI ...
... in quaint, but they were full of character and charm. And orange trees. Eventually we made it to the fortress at the top of the city, from which there were wonderful views all the way down over a sea of white rooftops to the ocean. We couldn't go in to the fortress as it was closed on Mondays, but the view was just as good from the outside. We then descended to meet the Byzantine walls, which are hefty, tall, thick structures that go on for some considerable distance, ...
... is a bit cool and dark, perfect for a gravesite. The archaeologist dug down 5m, another 5m and finally a further 3m before striking paydirt. No pix were allowed in spite of the fact most of the key finds were under glass.
There were a collection of tombs in the tumulus. Tomb IV had been looted. There was also a heroon or shrine. Tomb 1, housing local royalty, was also looted. It had an impressive painting along one wall involving Persephone's plight in having to ...