May 30, 2006

Photos from Athens

A discriminating collection showing the first phase of our journey. Photos by Susan except for photo of Susan, which is by your faithful correspondent.

The Acropolis from afar, seen beyond the streets of Plaka, the formerly picturesque quarter of Athens.

The Parthenon ringed by tourists.

Some clown doing Embracing Horse, the primary posture of tai chi, in front of the Parthenon. Embracing Horse is recommended for achieving correct body alignment.

The Porch of the Caryatids at the Parthenon.

Susan wants to be a caryatid.

The Acropolis at dusk from the rooftop bar of our hotel.

Same, at night.

Beginning of the nine-hour ferry journey to Santorini.