Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis

2017-06-24 Thread Rick Womer
Not as much a shopping opportunity as an eating and drinking one.

The place is worth a trip! I wish I had been able to stay longer—I only had 1 
1/2 days adjacent to a conference.

Rick




> On Jun 24, 2017, at 9:11 PM, Marnie (aka Doe)  wrote:
> 
> So they make the climb a shopping opportunity? Heh.
> 
> Interesting, thanks.
> 
> Hope I get there some day.
> 
> Marnie aka Doe :-)
> 
> On 6/13/2017 5:15 PM, Rick Womer wrote:
>> A colleague and I took the half-hour uphill walk from the hotel to the top 
>> of the Acropolis. The narrow streets (?) are lined with restaurants and 
>> cafes.
>> 
>> The destination:
>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-mV94MsD/0/ac4bbe30/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-40.jpg
>> 
>> Part way up:
>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-RSN9NZ3/0/54229de1/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-33.jpg
>> 
>> More to go:
>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-WgtXGCT/0/838148f7/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-35.jpg
>> 
>> Comments appreciated.
>> 
>> Rick
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Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis

2017-06-24 Thread Marnie (aka Doe)

So they make the climb a shopping opportunity? Heh.

Interesting, thanks.

Hope I get there some day.

Marnie aka Doe :-)

On 6/13/2017 5:15 PM, Rick Womer wrote:

A colleague and I took the half-hour uphill walk from the hotel to the top of 
the Acropolis. The narrow streets (?) are lined with restaurants and cafes.

The destination:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-mV94MsD/0/ac4bbe30/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-40.jpg

Part way up:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-RSN9NZ3/0/54229de1/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-33.jpg

More to go:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-WgtXGCT/0/838148f7/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-35.jpg

Comments appreciated.

Rick


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Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis

2017-06-14 Thread Rick Womer
Thanks, Dan and Alan.

A couple of colleagues who had been to Athens before had warned me about the 
decay, dirt, and graffiti. We were very pleasantly surprised—the place has been 
cleaned up remarkably in the last few years.

Rick

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> On Jun 14, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Daniel J. Matyola <danmaty...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Of course, the ancient Greeks painted most of the buildings and statues in
> what today would be considered garish colors.
> 
> 
> Dan Matyola
> http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
> 
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 9:41 AM, Alan C <c...@lantic.net> wrote:
> 
>> Yes, I agree. Those streets seem very "un-city". I saw it briefly (the
>> Acropolis, that is), from the Airport during a late night stopover. They
>> didn't have floodlights in ancient Greek times but it must have looked
>> quite impressive from below on a bright moonlit night.
>> 
>> Alan C
>> 
>> -Original Message- From: Daniel J. Matyola
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:28 PM
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>> Subject: Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis
>> 
>> Lovely images, Rick.
>> 
>> The acropolis is one of the true gems of Western civilization, and you have
>> portrayed it quite well.  The Plaka, at the base of the Acropolis, is a
>> charming neighborhood, much more enjoyable than the modern sections of
>> Athens, which are so beset by graffiti and urban decay.
>> 
>> Dan Matyola
>> http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
>> 
>> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:15 PM, Rick Womer <rickpic...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> A colleague and I took the half-hour uphill walk from the hotel to the top
>>> of the Acropolis. The narrow streets (?) are lined with restaurants and
>>> cafes.
>>> 
>>> The destination:
>>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-mV94MsD/0/
>>> ac4bbe30/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-40.jpg
>>> 
>>> Part way up:
>>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-RSN9NZ3/0/
>>> 54229de1/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-33.jpg
>>> 
>>> More to go:
>>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-WgtXGCT/0/
>>> 838148f7/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-35.jpg
>>> 
>>> Comments appreciated.
>>> 
>>> Rick
>>> 
>>> 
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Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis

2017-06-14 Thread Daniel J. Matyola
Of course, the ancient Greeks painted most of the buildings and statues in
what today would be considered garish colors.


Dan Matyola
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola

On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 9:41 AM, Alan C <c...@lantic.net> wrote:

> Yes, I agree. Those streets seem very "un-city". I saw it briefly (the
> Acropolis, that is), from the Airport during a late night stopover. They
> didn't have floodlights in ancient Greek times but it must have looked
> quite impressive from below on a bright moonlit night.
>
> Alan C
>
> -Original Message- From: Daniel J. Matyola
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:28 PM
> To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
> Subject: Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis
>
> Lovely images, Rick.
>
> The acropolis is one of the true gems of Western civilization, and you have
> portrayed it quite well.  The Plaka, at the base of the Acropolis, is a
> charming neighborhood, much more enjoyable than the modern sections of
> Athens, which are so beset by graffiti and urban decay.
>
> Dan Matyola
> http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
>
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:15 PM, Rick Womer <rickpic...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> A colleague and I took the half-hour uphill walk from the hotel to the top
>> of the Acropolis. The narrow streets (?) are lined with restaurants and
>> cafes.
>>
>> The destination:
>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-mV94MsD/0/
>> ac4bbe30/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-40.jpg
>>
>> Part way up:
>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-RSN9NZ3/0/
>> 54229de1/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-33.jpg
>>
>> More to go:
>> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-WgtXGCT/0/
>> 838148f7/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-35.jpg
>>
>> Comments appreciated.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>>
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Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis

2017-06-14 Thread Alan C
Yes, I agree. Those streets seem very "un-city". I saw it briefly (the 
Acropolis, that is), from the Airport during a late night stopover. They 
didn't have floodlights in ancient Greek times but it must have looked quite 
impressive from below on a bright moonlit night.


Alan C

-Original Message- 
From: Daniel J. Matyola

Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:28 PM
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Subject: Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis

Lovely images, Rick.

The acropolis is one of the true gems of Western civilization, and you have
portrayed it quite well.  The Plaka, at the base of the Acropolis, is a
charming neighborhood, much more enjoyable than the modern sections of
Athens, which are so beset by graffiti and urban decay.

Dan Matyola
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:15 PM, Rick Womer <rickpic...@gmail.com> wrote:


A colleague and I took the half-hour uphill walk from the hotel to the top
of the Acropolis. The narrow streets (?) are lined with restaurants and
cafes.

The destination:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-mV94MsD/0/
ac4bbe30/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-40.jpg

Part way up:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-RSN9NZ3/0/
54229de1/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-33.jpg

More to go:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-WgtXGCT/0/
838148f7/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-35.jpg

Comments appreciated.

Rick



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Re: PESOs (3) - Acropolis

2017-06-14 Thread Daniel J. Matyola
Lovely images, Rick.

The acropolis is one of the true gems of Western civilization, and you have
portrayed it quite well.  The Plaka, at the base of the Acropolis, is a
charming neighborhood, much more enjoyable than the modern sections of
Athens, which are so beset by graffiti and urban decay.

Dan Matyola
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:15 PM, Rick Womer  wrote:

> A colleague and I took the half-hour uphill walk from the hotel to the top
> of the Acropolis. The narrow streets (?) are lined with restaurants and
> cafes.
>
> The destination:
> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-mV94MsD/0/
> ac4bbe30/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-40.jpg
>
> Part way up:
> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-RSN9NZ3/0/
> 54229de1/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-33.jpg
>
> More to go:
> https://photos.smugmug.com/Acropolis/i-WgtXGCT/0/
> 838148f7/O/Athens%204-17%20%23-35.jpg
>
> Comments appreciated.
>
> Rick
>
>
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