Wordless Wednesday

Palia Taverna tou Psara – Our favorite Taverna in Plaka, Greece.  

Simple Doors to Unique Churches in Greece

When visiting Greece, one can’t help notice the plethora of Greek Orthodox churches. You will find churches in every neighborhood, village, and even in isolated areas in the countryside. From grand Byzantine architecture with ornate doors to simple stone and white-washed buildings with simple doors, the wide variety of unique churches exemplifies the importance of the Orthodox…

The Street Art Scene in Athens, Greece

On a recent trip to Greece, I was stunned by the explosion of colorful walls of jarring graffiti and street art in the Monastiraki, Plaka, Thissio, Exarchia, and Syntagma neighborhoods of Athens compared to just a year ago. The street art scene of Athens has been transmogrified from a niche subculture into a widely-accepted expression…

Creative Shop & Eatery Signs in Greece

When we least expect it, beauty can be found in the most ordinary and unlikely places. While traveling in Greece this past September, I unwittingly found myself photographing uniquely creative shop and eatery signs. Not typical travel photos – I’m adding these beauties to my Cee’s Odd Ball Photo collection as a way to share…

Oddball Photos from the Plaka Neighborhood of Athens, Greece

I’m sharing a handful of oddball photos I took in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens in September. These photos don’t fit into a common theme but the interesting nature and composition of these scenes caught my eye as we walked the streets of Plaka. If anything, the images show the eclectic nature of this neighborhood.  …

The Cats of Greece

These lucky cats call Greece home. The cats look relaxed, clean, and to appearances, well-fed. Cats living the good life under the Grecian sun. A variety of animal welfare societies in Greece have a trap, neuter, and return (TNR) program, recognized to be a humane method of decreasing the stray cat population. I’ve noticed the…

The Doors of Plaka in Athens, Greece (Part 2)

Walking the narrow lanes of the Plaka neighborhood in Athens, one can’t help but notice the variety of colorful, elegant, worn, and graffitied doors of the 19th-century buildings. Efforts to restore and preserve Plaka have been underway for many years. It’s a neighborhood consisting of mostly restored neoclassical buildings sprinkled with neglected ones in the…