Amphitheater in Delphi

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The Amphitheater in Deplhi is behind the temple of Apollo (the temple being where the oracle gave you guidance). Its old…really old. It was built around 4c BC, 2100 or so years ago. It’s also a lot bigger than it looks. It can hold around 5000 spectators. You have to walk a long and narrow path to get to the theatre, so I can imaging the queues after performances would have been pretty long…

Tower of Markellos

The Tower of Markellos is in the middle of Aegina Town. It was supposedly built in the 1800’s, and it used to be the main government building. Now it is used as a cultural centre, in particular for exhibitions.

The strange thing is nobody actually knows when it was built. Legend says the 1800’s, but the architectural style says 1700’s. Nobody really knows.

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Ski lift in summer

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This ski lift operates throughout the year, so even when it is not snowing you can use it to ride to the top or the bottom of one of the many ski slopes in Zakopane, Poland. Of course if you are feeling active you are welcome to walk up or down on the grass, but it is a very long way down, and since I had already down a crazy run in the mountains, I decided that the ski lift would be a far more civilized route to take.

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Cathedral in the mine

This is the chapel of the cathedral in the Wieliczka Saltmine, Krakow. The mine is so deep that the workers built homes in the mines (the mine is just over 300m deep; by modern standards it is not deep at all, but at the time that was a long way down), and being religious people they needed places to pray. So they build a cathedral under the ground. This is the front of the cathedral, the “choir” from where the services were conducted.

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Escher shark art

I might have to write a series on the street art in Muizenberg, because I am finding more and more walls with really interesting art painted on them. I drove past this wall the other day, and it was covered in Escherish sharks. I think it is remarkable. The artist’s phone number is in the corner if you want you own wall painted.

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