Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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Do you want to watch a show in the oldest theatre in the world? Then this is the pace to go to. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is perched on the side of the ancient Acropolis in Athens. It was built in 161, and was eventually renovated in 1950. Its not quite as old as its neighbour, the Theatre of Dionysus which has been around since the 4 century BCE.

The theatre is still open for shows, (you can buy tickets here).

Waffles in Athens

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When we ordered a waffle on Monastiraki Square in Athens, we didn’t quite expect to get a plateful of mini-waffles. But since we were sharing it, it worked out quite well. They were excellent, just the thing to tide us over until lunch after a long walk through the city.

The sewing room

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This is one of the rooms in the apartment on display at the top of Casa Mila, one of the many buildings build by Gaudi in Barcelona. I love how it gives a small insight into houses of that period (late 1800’s to early 1900’s).

Look at the small stove on the right, used to keep the iron’s warm, and see how there were a few so that when one got cold, you could swap to a new own. And see the manual sewing machine (we have one of those in our front hall).

I find these old apartment fascinating.

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