Brooklyn Bridge

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The magnificent Brooklyn Bridge towers over our small ferry-boat as we go for a ride around Manhattan. It was constructed in the late 1800’s; at 484m span, for a long time it was the biggest suspension bridge in the world.

Temple of Hephaistos

The Temple of Hephaistos is one of two original buildings in the Ancient Agora in Athens. The other is the Church of the Holy Apostles. Hephaestus was the god of metal working, craftsmanship, and fire; essentially the god of engineers, and I find it somewhat amusing that the building dedicating the engineer is the one that survived!

Actually the building was used far beyond its original purpose, including as a Greek Orthodox Church, which partly explains its well-preserved state.

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Olives

This is one of the many olives groves in Greece. We stumbled on this particular one because Google Maps insisted that there was a road between two towns, but as we quickly discovered, it started out as a road, then became a jeep track, and finally a thin path down into a farm somewhere. So while we got to see this wonderful olive grove, we were, in fact lost!

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Downtown

Manhattan seen from the top of the Empire State Building; the city looks like a massive lego construction from that height.

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