Here are some photos from Pelagia's birthday back on May 8. First, we went down to Thessaloniki's waterfront, which is a good flat place for the kids to ride their bikes.
Here are one of the many playgrounds on the waterfront. You can see Benjamin and Phoebe sharing a swing.
In the evening, we went to a great restaurant in the Upper City, along the city's old upper walls. Above, our friend Iakovos, another American studying theology here, walks along the 2300-year old walls with Phoebe.
The Upper City is full of old, narrow, winding alleys, and houses built right into the old walls. (Much of this area was settled by the refugees from Asia Minor in 1922-3 and thus houses were built quickly and everywhere they could find space.) Above, you can see one of the houses built right into the walls.
Above, the kids running down one of the typical alleys.
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