Category Archives: Travel

Saved By Lightning

This week I’m featuring another tiny church – this time back in Athens.  It’s located on Philopappos Hill facing the Acropolis, and everything about this church seems full of contradictions … even the spelling of its name. While the sign … Continue reading

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What’s For Dinner?

This is a rather unusual post for me, so I’m providing fair warning that its content may not be appreciated by everyone. The scene for this story is the fish and meat market in Plaka – a neighbourhood in Athens … Continue reading

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New Year, New Doors

For the last several years, I’ve had a shoe calendar on my fridge door.  I’m old-school. I like the visual of a large paper calendar in the busiest room in the house. This year however, I decided it was time … Continue reading

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Rebuilding The Past

It’s Thursday and that can mean only one thing – doors!  However, today’s post is less about ‘doors’ and more about ‘doorways’. One of the big surprises of our visit to Greece was the discovery that in many places, the … Continue reading

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Lofty Heights

In an earlier post I briefly introduced the Meteora in Greece. Located about a 4-hour drive north of Athens, Meteora is a stunningly beautiful area of giant rock pillars.  I read somewhere that the word itself means “lofty” or “elevated”, … Continue reading

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Will You Remember Me?

To continue my tale about our travels in Greece, today’s story is about another peculiarity I noticed – the roadside memorial. I appreciate that roadside memorials are likely a common feature in most parts of the world, however I’m used … Continue reading

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Church Doors – Greek Style

All the gates and doors I am featuring in this week’s Thursday Doors were from two churches I found in Athens. The first one had a charming little outbuilding at the rear of the property.  I have no idea what … Continue reading

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Something to Meow About

Greece has been a country full of surprises for me. Admittedly, we came here with no advance plan, and therefore no preconceived ideas of what we would see and do, but sometimes it’s the small things that capture my attention … Continue reading

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Greek Doors

It’s been a while since I featured a door post, so today I’m trying to squeeze in some Athenian doors I’ve been stockpiling. I was finding just so many interesting doors that after a while I stopped taking photos unless … Continue reading

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I Love November

For the first time in two years, Gilles and I are on vacation, and this month’s Changing Seasons post is being sent to you while I’m on the road. Greetings from Greece! I could fill this entire post with the … Continue reading

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