I asked the waiter in Arles, is it possible to order a shrine (a dish of legumes and ducks)? The waiter explained slightly offended that this dish should be eaten in Carcassonne, and this is Provence, and here is a completely different cuisine. In Arles, as if you were in Roman time. Here, as ifContinue reading “Arles is the keeper of Roman times.”
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Carcassonne is a fabulous walled city.
In the early morning we go to the fortress. We cross the bridge over the river and get into the old part of the city. We welcome Lady Karkas, depicted at one of the entrances to the fortress. Lady Karkas has a historical foundation. She skillfully and cunningly defended the city, and the enemies retreated.Continue reading “Carcassonne is a fabulous walled city.”
Athens. Acropolis. Temple of Zeus. Temple of Hephaestus.
On the day of our arrival in Athens, there was heavy rain, thunder and lightning flashed. Five large lightning bolts and such thunder were noticed that cars shook with people. Lightning hit the Acropolis in a guard house. Four people were taken to the hospital. Acropolis closed. The work of the archaeological site of theContinue reading “Athens. Acropolis. Temple of Zeus. Temple of Hephaestus.”
Delos Island Greece
Visiting the islands is my favorite pastime. Each island, as a separate world with its own qualities and parameters. Delos Island stands out even from the islands for its uniqueness. For thousands of years he was considered the sacred island of the birth of Apollo and Artemis. The goddess Leto could not give birth toContinue reading “Delos Island Greece”
Mykonos island. Greece.
On the island of Mykonos, about 12 thousand inhabitants. The main city of the island is Mykonos. We arrived in Mykonos because only from it you can get to the island of Delos. We settled in Ornos. Ornos is a bay with a sandy beach and white houses, located a short drive from Mykonos. MykonosContinue reading “Mykonos island. Greece.”
Epidaurus Temple of Asclepius.
Epidaurus is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Mycenae. In this city the healer and doctor Asclepius was born.We enter the city. The first impression, as if we arrived at a sanatorium – fresh air, coniferous trees, paths, parks. The city is surrounded by mountains. Instead of the planned 5 hours in Epidaurus,Continue reading “Epidaurus Temple of Asclepius.”
From Athens we go by minibus to Argolida – the area in the Peloponnese. The road goes past orange and olive groves. We stop at Corinth. Corinth Canal connecting the Aegean and Ionian Seas. It began to be built even by Periander in the 7th century BC, his business was continued by Julius Caesar, CaligulaContinue reading “Mycenae. Peloponnese.”
The archaeological area of ancient Eleusis occupies a small rectangular area on the outskirts of Athens. It is easily and inexpensively accessible from the center of Athens. We took the Megara bus at the Tisio metro station, which in 30 minutes brought us directly to Eleusis. It is only necessary to cross the road andContinue reading “Eleusis. Greece.”
Delphi. Temple of Apollo. Temple of Athena.
The road from Athens to Delphi goes between the mountains. Clouds hang over the mountains and there are vertical white columns of steam. We overcome the distance of 240 kilometers on a rented mini Van in 3 hours. In the ancient world, every self-respecting person came to Delphi. In past times, works of art andContinue reading “Delphi. Temple of Apollo. Temple of Athena.”
Villa Winter. Secrets of the Wehrmacht.Jandia Peninsula. Fuerteventura island.
On the southernmost point of Fuerteventura, which belongs to the Canary Islands, in a place protected by cliffs on the one hand, and on the other hand, open always to the calm ocean, is the estate of Winter. The house was built in the 40th year of the 20th century. More accurate information could notContinue reading “Villa Winter. Secrets of the Wehrmacht.Jandia Peninsula. Fuerteventura island.”