17 November, 2008

New Upload: Mycenae Palace and Museum

This week I uploaded two pages, last batch of Mycenae Site.

Mycenae Archaeological Museum


Nice museum with lots of stuff, although the large part of the most important treasure of Mycenae are now in Athens.



I was totally buffled by this palace. The remains are very scanty and difficult to have an idea of the former glory.


I bought a ticket to go to Greece over Christmas and New Year. Don't think to move to anywere from Athens-Piraeus area. Probably will go back to the Archaeological Museum in Athens.

03 November, 2008

Gkazi, Athens

This summer, we visited Gkazi.

I have been to Keramikos site several times, but have been to Gkazi. With the completion of Keramikos metro station, this area is now much more convenient to visit.

Gkazi means 'gas' in Greek and this is why it is called Gas.

Gas tanks.

These do not contain gas any more, and at least one of them is used as radio station and the buildings around them are used for exhibitions, cultural event, beer hall, etc. (We were told by a guardsman not to take any photographs, but he could not tell us why.)

This is Keramikos metro station.

Still new and clean.

In Gkazi area, there are lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. This is one of them: Mamacas. I don't know how it is, as we did not eat here.

"Not here" does not mean in this restaurant, but in Gkazi. We had plan to stay here for some time, but everything looked too artificial, like newly constructed shopping complex. I was rather underwhelmed and called the day off.

When we were about to leave, dogs from one of these bars came after me barking. Dangerous.

It will take a couple of years for this place to grow into something interesting. I said good bye until then.

02 November, 2008

New Upload: Tombs of Aegisthus and Clytaemnestra

Uploaded yesterday.

Tomb of Aegisthus (Mycenae)

Tomb of Clytaemnestra (Mycenae)

As is the case of Treasury of Atreus, the names of Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus are modern association and these tombs were constructed hundreds of years apart.

Mycenae section is almost complete and I will proceed to Epidauros.

Kalo mina to every one!