Athens: Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli
Athens / Greece

Athens: Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens is the church of the Archbishopric of Athens, and all of Greece.    Construction on the cathedral became in 1842, and it took three architects and 20 years to complete. The church used parts of 72 other churches, both derelict Byzantine churches, and churches razed for archaeological reasons, in it’s … Continue reading

Anafiotika : A Bit of Greek Islands in Athens
Athens / Greece / Photo Essays

Anafiotika : A Bit of Greek Islands in Athens

Anafiotika brings a bit of the islands of Greece right into the heart of Plaka in Athens.  The beautiful pathways and whitewashed houses of Anafiotika, stacked up the hillside of the Acropolis in a seemingly gravity defying array, have a surprising and rich history. Considering how truly in the center of things Anafiotika is, it … Continue reading

“You Look Up, You See Acropolis, You Know Where You Are.”
Athens / Greece

“You Look Up, You See Acropolis, You Know Where You Are.”

So, as I get up and get started, enjoying a cup of coffee on my terrace, staring at the Acropolis, I find myself husbandless.  Some of you may think, “Whoo-hoo!  Party!”  But, I’m not really the “Whoo-hoo! Party!” kind of person.  Plus, this is my 20th Anniversary trip.  And I’m husbandless. The plan now is … Continue reading