Friday, August 22, 2014

THIRD BLOG ABOUT MY VISIT TO ATHENS GREECE AUGUST 2014

MY VISIT TO ATHENS GREECE HAS LEFT ME WITH FASCINATING MEMORIES THAT I WILL HOLD FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE.


Another interesting spot was the Acropolis museum. The museum is located by the southeastern slope of the Acropolis hill. It is set only 280 meters from the Parthenon. It is a huge gorgeous building with three levels of collections and amazing exhibits, with a fourth level used as the museum shop, cafe and the offices.





On the first floor the exhibits are from the findings of the slopes of the Akropolis, as well as the artifacts and sculputures from the Akropolis buildings like Erechtheum, the Temple of Athena, and Parthenon. 



Below is the second level and some of the beautiful exhibits



The third floor is amazing. The exhibits are fabulous and the views unbelievable. This is what you see from the windows that face the city of Athens. 


And this is what you see when you look out of the floor to celling windows facing the Akropolis



Angel Sefer and I chose this side of the building and took some photos with our books :) facing the beautiful Monument of Akropolis



Later on we walked through the beautiful pebbled streets of Plaka and visited some of the shops.
What a great shock to find our books in one of the local bookstores !!!!!!! We asked permission from the owner if we could take some photos in front of our books and he agreed. We were soooooo happy about that. WOW!! WHAT!!! but here they were. My fourth book is missing lol!!! what happened? the proprietor said it was out of stock at the moment lol!!!


That was pretty pretty cool !!!! 


I am just so excited to see my books on the shelf of a bookstore 5,483 miles away from US !!!


So was Angel Sefer !!!! amazing!!!



On the way back, we took the Metro to get to where we parked the car. This Metro station did not look like any other I had ever seen. From the photo below you would think what's the big deal? 



The big deal is that the station looked just like a museum. The walls were covered in glass protecting artifacts found while digging to build the Metro. The marble floors are beautiful!!!!









This was utterly unbelievable!!!!!
What a vacation!! and what a fascinating place.



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