Sunday, March 28, 2010
Back from Athens
We also visited three Greek Islands, Hydra, Poros and Aegina. This is what you picture when you think of Greece, no one puts photos of graffiti-painted crumbling apartment buildings in tour guides and it was nice to see the islands. This is Hydra where no cars are allowed. Very quite and picturesque...until the throng of tourists from the cruise ship descended on the port to spend money on cheesy souvenirs and bug the locals. Oh well, at least I got a good picture!
This is the view of the Acropolis from our hotel rooftop. (I zoomed in A LOT...we weren't really staying that close, it's just that because of earthquakes all the buildings are pretty much the same size you have an unobstructed view.) They light the whole thing up at night, just like the Ancient Greeks...oh, wait...
And, of course, because this is a jewelry blog, I couldn't leave you without some great pictures of some great jewelry. Athens is a jewelry lovers dream. If I go again, I plan on skipping the hotel, and using the money to buy jewelry, okay, maybe not, but that's what I wanted to do.
I hope you enjoy the photos. I've got 457 more. But, I think I'll spare you ALL the details. I'm looking forward to getting home soon! I miss my family. I hope you guys are doing well, and that you're enjoying the weather wherever you're at. We're still in Abu Dhabi and it is HOT, HOT, HOT. See ya' soon.
Posted by Marcie Abney Carroll