Destination: Athens

Here are few favorite photographs taken while in Athens.

Nike Bastion/ Temple of Athena Nike is the smallest temple on the Acropolis, its placement is on the southwest corner on the edge of the cliffs, and I snapped this photo while walking back down the Acropolis towards the Museum. {High Classical Period}
View while hiking to the top of the Acropolis. It was extremely cold and windy that day, and the scene was breathtakingly beautiful.
Gorgeous sunset from the rooftop of our hotel. The sun would set quickly each evening so, we had to time our visit carefully to take in the wondrous sky each evening!
Dromeas {“Runner” in English} is a glass and iron sculpture created by Athens artist Costas Varotsos. The Hilton located on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue showcases the Runner across the street, and I found the best photographs of the sculpture are at sunset.
Walking the Plaka at night is exciting. Known as the “neighborhood of the gods”, this historic area is clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. This photo of the Parthenon was taken after dinner.

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K

İstanbul Archaeology Museums

The Archaeological Museum in Istanbul consists of three structures; the first is the main building that is the Archaeological Museum, the second museum is the Ancient Orient and the third the Islamic art called the Tiled Kiosk, which is a pavilion set within the outer walls of Topkapi Palace and dates from 1472, and built by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II. Here are a few tiled items along with mosaics that I found to be exceptionally breathtaking. 

Important artifacts such as the Sarcophagies of Alexander the Great and King Tabnit, both unearthed at the Royal Necropolis of Sydon (Saida, Lebanon) are on display and considered significant archeological discoveries.

Istanbul Archaeological Museum Alemdar Caddesi Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Sok. 34122, Gulhane Faith, Istanbul [+90 212] 5272700

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K