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Athens – the last day

October 12, 2015 Leave a comment

All good things must come to an end, even a terrific trip like the one we have been on.  So on our last day we managed to get in some final sights.

We walked to Athens First Cemetery, the most important cemetery in Athens.  It is not the largest, but most prestigious.  The cemetery is organized by family, with all family members buried in one area or crypt.  Some of these were exceptionally elaborate.  If you can’t take it with you, make a monument…

Our friend George and his lovely wife Angela made our last day most pleasant.  First, he drove us near the top of Mount Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level.  A great view from way up there made the last climb up worthwhile!

For a send of, George treated us to a fantastic lunch at a very local sea food restaurant near the seaside city of Pireas.  The fish was fresh caught and superbly cooked.  Great sendoff, George!

Now only have the trip back to contend with and then see if we can get life back to normal.

Wonder if this was a sailor making his last voyage

Wonder if this was a sailor making his last voyage

A memorial to all the mothers killed during World War 2

A memorial to all the mothers killed during World War 2

Elaborate carvings

Elaborate carvings

Some self importance at work here?

Some self importance at work here?

Some reminded me of the Parthenon

Some reminded me of the Parthenon

The last walk was well uphill

The last walk was well uphill

The view made the climb worth it

The view made the climb worth it

If you look real close you can find the Acropolis

If you look real close you can find the Acropolis

Yes, the fish is fresh!

Yes, the fish is fresh!

This is how we like to see the fish!

This is how we like to see the fish!

And a toast to you and Angel, George

And a toast to you and Angela, George