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I have to post this before June and all the June challenges start pouring in.
This is from a beer glass walk I did in Athens where I have been staying this spring. I've found that beer glass walks are good for walking getting to know a neighbourhood, but somehow I missed all the useful things like bars, cafes, shops. I also tried to to the first street to the right, second to the left, but that didn't work so well, the streets of Athens are a bit confusing, and after ending up where I started twice,





Athens is pretty steep, and I started by going up some stairs


On top of the hill I found this mosaic






When in Athens, there always is something big in marble - this is the Panathenaion stadium, built to the 1896 Olympic games. And its excellent (?) museum shop.
    
And there, far away is some more marble





My route took me through a corner of the main cemetery of Athens. After about 45 minutes walking around among the huge marble monuments I realised that there was only one entrance/exit, so I had to go back and around. There are a couple of famous sculptures on the graves in there, but I didn't manage to find them. But I liked the entrance and there was lots of nice graves, like this boat one

     

A pop-up flower shop, they were just off-loading the flowers when I walked past. so I had to buy a pot of basil







 
Okay, just up this hill, and I'm almost home!


And the map

Date: 2017-05-30 10:14 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Einstein writing Time / Space OTP on a blackboard (fridgepunk Time / Space OTP)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
That looks like a fun but tiring walk. I like the sailing ship mosaic very much, especially the frame design, and a pot of basil is always useful (but I hope you don't need it to bury Lorenzo's head! ;-) ).

I also tried to to the first street to the right, second to the left, but that didn't work so well, the streets of Athens are a bit confusing, and after ending up where I started twice

This sounds like several of my left/right walks! :-D

Date: 2017-05-31 05:01 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Einstein writing Time / Space OTP on a blackboard (fridgepunk Time / Space OTP)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
My brain stops working properly at about 26C. Maybe you have a similar problem? :-D

Being north western European I think pickling a head in a barrel of brine would be more practical, but perhaps we both lack romance in our souls and magic preservative tears? ;-)

Most of my attempts at left/right walks have been short and confusing but I like that sometimes. It's a good excuse to do several short walks from one point, left/right then right left then start facing a different direction and repeat.

Date: 2017-05-31 06:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dooriya
oh that's a neat idea - i'll have to give the beer glass walk a try this summer. nice photos, too!

Date: 2017-05-31 03:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nou
LOL at the museum shop!

Your map looks like you did a beer-with-a-whiskey-chaser walk.

Date: 2017-06-01 01:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adafrog
So a beer glass walk is walking the outside of the beer glass on the map? Neat idea.

Date: 2017-06-06 12:35 am (UTC)
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lol Cool.

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