Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Roman Agora and Coffee

After St. Demetrios, we headed a few blocks south to the ancient Roman Agora, which was originally built around 275 BC, and was opened for public use some time in the first century AD (possibly when St. Paul was in the city).

I took the top photo of Pelagia and RM from inside the public amphitheater, which was part of the agora. They are standing at the current street level.

RM took the middle photo 'on the sly' of an interesting and typical street scene.

After the agora, we headed to a neat-looking Turkish-themed cafe called the Taj Mahal. RM took the bottom photo of the wonderful interior design before he was told they didn't allow photographs, for some reason. (Sshh!)

Tomorrow, we're off to Sofia, Bulgaria for a trip with our friend Brendan, who is under the Bulgarian Patriarchate in the US. His bishop may be in Sofia now, so we might get to meet him. We plan on returning Sunday evening, shortly before the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Look for photos on Monday!

1 comment:

teacher dude said...

Greetings from a fellow blogger in Thessaloniki. Loved the photos.