The strike is growing, and tomorrow the demonstrations in Constitutional Square begin. Meanwhile, we are the hapless victims. Inconvenienced tourists who must find other means of transportation are using taxis and private tour company busses and boats. The locals just drive their cars and motorcycles, and the streets are chaotic. To make matters worse, Parliament is meeting, the President's in town, and lots of street are blocked off.
National Archeology Museum.
Along the way, we watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (see guardsmen above), and checked out the lobby and bathrooms of the Grand Hotel Bretagne.
black vases with golden images of naked athletes, fifty-six tall columns in a rectangle atop a central plateau, and a guy running twenty-six miles to let the City know it had won a battle. All three had important moments in 480 BC. But Greece has had a civilization for seven thousand years, and that story is told in the artifacts displayed in its museums.
It may even improve your optimism about the future.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Tuesday, May 16th, Athens, Greece.