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Corfu, Greece

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A wonderful card from Anna who went on a trip to Corfu. And she did not forget about me ♥

Corfu is a greek island in the ionian sea.
Anna tells me that the people from Corfu are making a really big deal about princess Sisi. Because she went there for holiday once.

She was born here in Munich, but I don’t feel that we make such a big deal about her here. 🙂

I send love!

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Athens, Greece No.2

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Here goes a card from Greece, my friend Laura brought me from her holiday from Athens! Thank you Laura!!

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, “edge, extremity”) and πόλις (polis, “city”). Although there are many other acropolis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as “The Acropolis” without qualification.

While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site’s most important buildings including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike. The Parthenon and the other buildings were seriously damaged during the 1687 siege by the Venetians in the Morean War when the Parthenon was being used for gunpowder storage and was hit by a cannonbal.

The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.

Great card!!

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Corfu, Greece No.2

 

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My second card from the beautiful island Corfu! Thanks Mareike!

My sister send me this postcard from her holidays. She just finished school and now she tries to get into acting school in Munich. I cross my fingers for her!

Cofu really seems to be a great place to be! Definitly on my list for holidays sometime. Do you have holidays in this moment? Where would you like to go to?

I send love!

Corfu, Greece

Another Card from Greece!!

To my shame I have to say I didn’t even know, that Corfu belonged to Greece. Ash upon my head 😛

But what do wikipedia exists for 😛 For us stupid people 😀 😀

I learned that Corfu is also called the “green isalnd” what a nice nickname!!! Warm climate, a lot of green trees an the cristalclear water.. That’s how I imagine paradise 🙂

Like I already mentioned in another post, I have never been to Greece, but I am fascinated by its history and its culture. Thank god for the diversity of culture. How boring would life be, if everyone was equal!!!

Athens, Greece

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I have never been to Athens, nor to Greece, but I imagine it as a place with an amazing history and beautiful places. On this postcard, you can see something that rested from a great time. Athens, and its myths, its former gods, its former glory and all the history that sleeps in the buildings, the philosophy…. There is so much that comes up to my mind when I think about Athens, by the way, did you know that Athens is named after the greek godess Athena? Athena is the godess of wisdom but also the godess of combat.

Athens lost a lot of its former glory… and when I think about the crisis and the loss of the greek strength and power, I am very sad…

What do you think about, by looking at this postcard? What are your feelings about Greece and Athens? Share!!