Friday, May 28, 2010

The White Tower

Yesterday (Thursday), my Greek class went for a visit to Thessaloniki's landmark White Tower. It was actually the first time I had been inside, because the first 2 or 3 years we were here it was closed for renovation.

It was worth the wait, though, because they've done a very nice job turning it into a museum of the history of Thessaloniki.

The photo above is of my class congregating outside the Tower as we waited to begin our tour.

Inside, there are many very modern multimedia displays as well as some actual pieces of history, as, for example, here with pieces of pottery throughout the ages of Thessaloniki.

Here are some views from the top of the tower.

Here in the distance (photos both above and below) you can see the OTE Tower (looking kind of like Seattle's Space Needle), which I mentioned in a recent post.

The Greek flag flying atop the White Tower.

After our class ended, Pelagia and the babies came down to the university to pick me up. We stopped and played in the grass at the university for awhile and the babies had a snack. Above, Phoebe is enjoying a piece of banana.

Afterwards, we went to run an errand at Praktiker. This time, Phoebe got to drive the baby bus.

For more photos from the day, click here.

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