Can recommend travelling with a limp and a walking stick! I was ushered through Athens airport Fast Track security (but not at Heathrow!) and young women offered me their seats on the Athens Metro. On the other hand, a shopkeeper said I looked like an old Greek man :(
Retsina at the Acropolis Museum🍷
Kerameikos Cemetery Reliefs
A relief of the deceased girl Korallion, shown seated, holding out her hand to her husband. Grave enclosure of the Herakleotai, Street of the Tombs.
Ca. 350 B.C.
A relief of the deceased girl Eukoline, shown with her parents, her grandmother and her dog. Found near the Sacred Way.
Ca. 350 B.C.
Grave relief of Demetria and Pamphile.
The inscription beneath the pediment gives the names of the two dead sisters.
The women, remote and isolated, gaze apathetically at the spectator. They are already in another, transcendental world, far from the things of this life. The pilasters of the naiskos have been restored. It is one of the last tomb stones made before the law passed by Demetrios of Phaleron prohibiting the erection of luxurious tomb monuments.
Ca. 325-310 B.C.
Hobbling around the Temple of Hephaestus.
Happy Death of Captain Cook! I know it seems to gets more commercialized every year, but let’s just remember what today is really about, which is the death of Captain Cook.
Villa beat the Blues to win the local derby and go up to second place in the Championship Aston Villa 2-0 Birmingham City ⚽️
Checked in at Premier Inn London Kingston Upon Thames
Checked in at Starbucks. Membury Services, M4.
Watching Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure Episode 6/6 Mainland Spain. Some great looking food, especially the tapas, plus some flamenco. How have I missed the rest of this series - going to have to download! 📺
Match ended Italy 15-46 England - Italy deserved probably deserved more, played well, but very happy with England’s performance, the win and the bonus point! Exeter players impressive at the end. Looking forward to next week’s games. 🏉
Italy vs England in the Six Nations for the final match of the weekend. I’d love to be in Rome watching the game … 🏉