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Changing of the guard.  
   

Changing of the guard.

This is the ceremonial dress, I stole the picture from the internet. The ‘skirt’ has 400 pleats, representing a fold for each year of Turkish occupation.
Day 1 in Athens, a city thousands of years in the making.

October 12th 2022
How good is Athens? Rhetorical question really. I love it. Everywhere are reminders of just how special this place is. Be it the history of the Olympics, the marathon, the Romans, the Byzantines, the great Greek thinkers (well the big 3), the Ottomans, even King Ludwig of Bavaria and particularly his son (first king of Greece) and I haven’t even mentioned the Acropolis or the Parthenon! It is so ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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