Unfortunately, just as I took out my camera to snap a photo, the fountain turned off! We both laughed! I was not patient enough to wait 'til it turned back on, and thought this would be something funny to share with you anyway!
No Christmas decorations at right, but we did walk past a large stand in the Square set up by the political party, New Democracy.
For today's Throwback Thursday, I also take you even further back, to 1983--my first visit to Athens. I dug up this photo before our vacation to Greece this month.
You may recall my post last month, All Packed to Re-enact. I told my husband I wanted to take another photo of Syntagma Square during our summer visit, with the fountain and square not decorated for any holiday!
For those of you who haven't been following Greek politics--shame on you!
Seriously, though, general elections are this Sunday in Greece, and just last Thursday, September 10th, the leaders of all 7 political parties faced off in a televised debate. Then on Monday, September 14th, the two major parties 'sparred' again.
My proficiency in Greek does not extend to political discussions, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on how you look at it!) I can't help but compare the political system in Greece with the United States though. Just today in my Facebook feed were numerous posts and comments about the Republican televised debate last evening, September 16th. Both countries have their own debate dramas!
Enough about politics, back to the main reason we took a quick trip to Athens on Tuesday--food!
Back in June, I shared my review: O Thanasis--The Best Kebab in Greece, and proclaimed, "Every trip to Greece, a trip to Thanasis!" So, the day before my husband left to go back to work in the Netherlands, we went to Thanasis! (I get to stay in Greece for another week and a half though!!)
In my previous post, I was not the photographer of the food, so I was determined to take some pics before we bit into the delicious kebabs.
Harder to spot though, is the total cost on the check--only 10 Euros for the 4 kebabs! What a great deal! We enjoyed every bite!
Not a very flattering shot (right), but my husband offered to take my picture for my upcoming post! I'm usually on the other end of the camera during our adventures! Did I mention that I hate getting my photo taken!?
But, I do love photography, and finding new things to admire and explore in my adventures.
When we passed by the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, it was covered with scaffolding due to current renovations. So, instead of focusing on the external features of the building itself, I turned to the area directly in front of the Cathedral.
First, the ground, and what a 'floor'!
That's one bonus about blogging--I'm much more observant in my adventures!
Well, no adventure is complete without a little shopping, so here's another photo of me outside the store where I just purchased a cape with a hood and a long-sleeved shirt (getting ready for autumn in the Netherlands!)
Let me know in a comment below!