Saturday, April 26, 2008
I posted some more photos from Greece to Flickr. The one above is from a little stroll I took through an open-air meat market. I converted it to B&W and took out some detail to make it slightly less nasty to view. It was actually a really fascinating experience to walk through there. The pictures I posted to Flickr have nothing to do with meat.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
You never know what you might see while sitting down for a snack in Athens. Near the center of this picture you may be able to make out the form of a guy talking to a pair of police officers sitting in their car. A few minutes prior to this scene, the guy was acting generally drunk and disorderly and got into a scuffle with one of the local restaurant owners. Apparently this happens almost every day according to one of the waiters that was enjoying the show. I think the drunk guy operates the little shop that you can see near the left side of the image. As the day goes on he becomes progressively more drunk. In the end nothing happened. It looked like the cops really didn't want to get out of their car. After talking to him for a few minutes, they drove away. I suppose he's a "regular" for them by now. Five minutes later it was if nothing had ever happened.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
There was a rumor going around during the meetings today that we were going somewhere nice in the evening; the rumor turned out to be true. We took a tortuous drive down the coast in a pair of cabs operated by aspiring Formula One drivers. The "exciting" ride was worth it. We visited the Temple of Poseidon at sunset. The sky was somewhat overcast, but the atmosphere was perfect for visiting this site.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
On Tuesday my coworker and I visited the office of our colleagues in Athens. After a long afternoon of meetings, we went out with a few of our friends from the office to have dinner near the center of the city. Unfortunately I didn't bring a camera other than the one built in to my iPhone. I'm hoping to go back some time before heading home to get some better pictures. In the picture above is a small street containing several restaurants. Streets like these surround the Acropolis.