Temple of Olympian Zeus
Lois and I (quite literally) stumbled upon this temple while walking from the Olympic Stadium to the Acropolis. The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens was build around 6 century BC.
If you look in the far distance, you can just make out the Acropolis on the left of the main columns.
The Church of Saint Nicholas by the sea
This lovely little church is right at the end of the quay in the Port of Aegina. The walls are covered in lovely paintings of St Nicholas (the patron saint of sailers). The paintings are not in the best condition – I am sure being so close to the water does not help, but the colours are wonderful, and you are welcome to take your time to wonder around and look at the artwork.
It is really small, so it won’t take very long. Worth visiting.
Outside the church
The lovely artwork inside the church
This is the Olympic Stadium from the 1896 Olympic Games, on the site of the original games. It was also recently used for archery in the 2004 games.
Of course, I had to run a lap around the track (which you are allowed to do). This is me in my Cape Town Marathon shirt and Luna running sandals, which seemed kind of fitting.
Montjuïc Castle, Barcelona
Montjuic Castle is at the top of a 17th century hill. The view from the castle is amazing, and it is free to visit. Although you either need to pay to take the cable car to the top, or prepare yourself for a long uphill walk!
St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow
The ceiling of St. Mary’s Basilica on Krakow Square, Poland. I love the intricate detail and workmanship that went into building the lovely church.