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Green Line #841, Athens, Greece

It’s not often you see a complete rebuild of a train line. The green line, or Line One, in Athens, Greece, is that city’s oldest city transport line. When the original construction moved south from Monastiraki (where you’re standing) to … Continue reading

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Acropolis #813, Athens, Greece

The Parthenon, a dramatic building anyway, made all the more so by the great sky above it. Well this is irritating…it’s as though WordPress wants me to use the quick post rather than the full post method of updating my … Continue reading

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Winter at the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

One of the great things about winter in Athens is that you get the Acropolis to yourself. Athenians don’t often go – it’s 12 euro to get in, and they went to it at least once a year during school … Continue reading

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The Blue Mosque, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

If you’re into religious history, the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif is one of a few reputed burial sites for Ali, Mohammed’s cousin and son-in-law (there’s a lot of that). If the history’s important to you, the Wikipedia page for it … Continue reading

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Gate of Agamemnon’s Palace, Mycenae, Greece

From “Agamemnon,” one part of the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus   O gods, free me from this awful task! For one full year I’ve been stuck up on this tower of the Atreidae, crouched on my haunches like a dog. … Continue reading

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