Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! I’ve been keeping off social media as much as possible over the holidays, and I have lots of uni work to do, so the blog is looking a bit bare, but FEAR NOT, I have lots of awesome blog posts coming up!
Two weeks ago I returned from a wonderful trip to Athens, and I still can’t believe I even had the opportunity to go! While in Athens, we took a day trip to Delphi (3 hours on a coach each way), and the views were amazing. My last blog post was a kind of photo diary of Athens, but Delphi was so scenic, I figured it deserved a separate blog post with lots of photos.
ARE YOU READY?
Mount Parnassus provides a beautiful backdrop to the panhellenic sanctuary!
Look at those trees!
The remains of the Temple of Apollo. It was first built in the 7th century BC!
Ready for some athletic games? We’ll have to consult the Oracle before placing any bets… ;)
There’s an awesome museum at Delphi, because you gotta protect those ancient artifacts!
Can’t get enough of these cute Mycenean goddess figurines!
Apollo looking fancy with all his gold jewellery… even the eyelashes are gold! His face would have originally been ivory.
Two Archaic Kouroi from c.580BC, representing a legend of two brothers called Kleobis and Biton from Herodotus’ Histories.
Roman Emperor Hadrian’s lover Antinous, deified after his mysterious death in the Nile. The image of Antinous has become associated with homosexuality in Western culture, including in the works of Oscar Wilde.
A close-up of Antinous, because he’s so beautiful.
The famous Delphi Charioteer, considered one of the finest bronze sculptures from Ancient Greece.
One of the most interesting inscriptions I saw, this is believed to be a form of ancient music notation. Of course, the understanding is completely lost to us, but it’s pretty cool to see!
I’ve never seen so many cats as I did in Athens and Delphi! CUTE.
We ventured down into the modern town of Delphi for lunch, and although everything was closed, it was nice to have a wander. We did eventually find a restaurant to have lunch in, but it was very rushed!
Is that not the most quaint supermarket you’ve ever seen?!
If you’re planning to visit Greece, I definitely recommend a trip to Delphi, it was a wonderful experience.
Aaaand that’s enough for today folks. If you’ve not had a peek at my Athenian Photo Diary, make sure you do! Talk to ya soon, and have a fab New Year’s Eve tomorrow night!
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