Roger's cruise photos,
to Athens, Greece on Sept 16, 2015 All photos were shot with a FujiFilm X-T1 using a FujiFilm 18 - 55 mm f2.8 lens.
On our excursion in Athens, Greece.
The city appeared to be somewhat run down even along the affluent coast area.
Old mansions in a bad state of repair.
They use lots of accent paint on their buildings in this city.
The money for maintenance and repair has gone bye bye.
Construction came to a stand still here, probably from lack of funds.
This is more like beach front property.
Graffiti big time.
The Arab's are not as rich as in the past, requiring city transportation.
Florist shops are still doing fine here.
On the excursion tours there were sound technicians provided to help keep our audio communication devices working.
This breed belongs way north of here.
Snoozing dog near the Acropolis.
Our Greek guide for the day.
Nice green olive tree.
A view of a small coliseum near the Acropolis.
Beautiful polished granite stairs leading up to the Acropolis and Parthenon.
We have just entered the Acropolis now.
View of the city and a very large well restored government structure.
Rock art on the columns.
I believe this is a support for the Parthenon.
On going maintenance being done on the Parthenon.
The beautiful statues are holding up the small roof on this structure.
Another view of the Parthenon which was built in 447 BC
dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena who the people of Athens considered their patron.
The design and construction of this structure is still studied by todays architectual students. The technology and accuracy of design used was absolutely amazing for the time.
The stone masons and carvers who made these statues were amazing.
These columns are perfectly tapered and are all consistent with each other.
Some of these window openings line up with certain planets during certain astronomical events.
It is amazing to me that these columns stand without falling over.
A bit breezy up here on the pinnacle of the Acropolis.
The crowds visiting the Acropolis and Parthenon were enormous. We had to keep a close eye on our guide to not get parted with our group.
The Parthenon is the main reason to visit Athens, Greece in my humble opion.
Back in the bus. I swear half of the Greeks own motor scooters.
Impressive but pale compared to the Acropolis.
The following photos taken from the ship.
Tankers waiting their turn to come into the harbor to deposit their cargo.
Athens harbor is very busy with ships of every description.
The Greek navy armada?
Ferries in a race.
Looks like those cables would be an obstruction to a landing helicopter.
A long dock for ocean going vessel disembarkation.
Ferry boat coming in.