From New Orleans to Greece – Part 5

From New Orleans to Greece – Part 5
Here is the last part of From New Orleans to Greece.  Check the rest here.   Athens As the largest city in Greece, our first impression of Athens was congestion.  After traveling eight miles in just over an hour, we arrived at the Acropolis Museum, which houses artifacts relating to the Parthenon.   Above: The Acropolis Museum   After learning about what the Parthenon looked like in ancient times, and getting the chance to see what exists of the original sculptural reliefs, we went on to see the National Archeological Museum, which displayed a dazzling array of ancient...
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From New Orleans to Greece – Part 4

From New Orleans to Greece – Part 4
From New Orleans to Greece Continues.  Check out the the other posts.   Santorini Although Santorini, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Greece, it is also one of the most alluring and relaxing places on earth (and the most beautiful place I've ever been to at least), with the entire town being laid out in linear fashion along the rim of a caldera.  Santorini is an intoxicating destination with mind-blowing vistas, and it was wonderful that we had the most time here than any other destination.   Above: Walkway leading to homes on the cliff looking over...
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From New Orleans to Greece – Part 3

From New Orleans to Greece – Part 3
If you haven't seen the previous days of "From New Orleans to Greece" check them out.   Corfu After meeting up with our tour group, we began our tour of the mansions of Corfu. Our first destination was a small manor house with incredible views, but the main attraction was the summer palace of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria.   Above: Mansion and Museum in Corfu, Greece   Above: Mouse Island – one of my favorite shots from the entire trip (3 shot HDR)   The palace, with it’s surrounding neoclassical Greek statues, is a monument to romanticism and...
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From New Orleans to Greece – Part 2

From New Orleans to Greece – Part 2
From New Orleans to Greece Continues.  If you haven't checked out Part 1, see it here.   Vatican City As we crossed the Tiber River, we immediately saw the large fortifications that surround Vatican City and followed the steady line of tourists to the Vatican Museum.   Above: Vatican Museum   We ohh-ed and ahh-ed our way through the Vatican’s collections standing awestruck within the Sistine Chapel, gazing up at Michelangelo’s incredible frescas.   Above: Vatican Museum   Above: Vatican Museum – there was beautiful artwork like this throughout the...
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