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Weekly Photo Challenge: BEYOND

The city of Athens from Mars Hill

The city of Athens from Mars Hill

I am on top of Aeropagues (Hill of Ares in Greek) in Athens, Greece. It is also known as Mars (Roman God of War) Hill. I am looking towards the Hill of the Nymphs, with typical residential architecture in the foreground. I capture mid-distance the Agia Marina Church with its red domes, and the National Observatory with its outstanding black roof. Far beyond lies the city of Athens.

Our tour group makes a special trip to Aeropagus after looking down on it from the Acropolis the day before. This is where Paul delivered the famous Aeropagus sermon, admonishing the Greeks for believing in pagan gods. Standing on top of this hill, looking at the city far beyond, I can only stretch my wildest imagination to visualize what Paul would have seen in his days. The view is breathtaking.The world spreads under my feet. I want to open my arms to embrace everything that comes within my view.

Mars Hill and the City of Athens from the Acropolis

Mars Hill and the City of Athens from the Acropolis

Holy Land Revisited

A group of us went on a trip last November to the Holy Land. Recently all of us found the time to gather together to share the photos we had taken on the trip. The task was for each individual to select one to two photos that best represented a particular day. It was challenging given the multiple locations we visited and all the things that we saw. Anyway, these are my picks:

Day 1:  Parthenon, Athens

and Athens, from Mass Hill

Day 2: Temple of Poseidon, Sounion

and Acropolis at night, Athens

 Day 3: Omphalos, Delphi

and Temple of Apollo, Delphi

Day 4: The Canal, Corinth

and Nafplion (Capital of Argolis, first capital of Ancient Greece)

Day 5: Ephesus

Day 6: Santorini


Day 7: Mt. Olive, Jerusalem

and Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

Day 8: River Jordan, near Sea of Galilee

and Mt. Beatitude, near Sea of Galilee

Day 9: Paphos

Day 10: Antalya

Day 11 St. Paul’s Gate, Rhodes

Day 12: Hippocrates Tree, Kos