This shopping street in Greece used to be the 10th most expensive in the world — take a look at it now

When you think of the world’s most prosperous shopping streets, you probably don’t think of Greece.

But before the double whammy of the 2008 financial crisis and 2010-2012 eurozone crisis, Athens was home to some of the most prime retail space on the planet. 495 more words


Postscript to Writing Prompt: The Temple of Poseidon

One of the great–and challenging–things about writing is digging deeper. For some types of writing, especially, I procrastinate and only begin writing when I have convinced myself (more likely deluded myself) that the piece is ready, whole cloth, in my mind. 798 more words

Writing Prompts

Tuesday June 30, 2015 Update: Greece Defaults

Greece has defaulted on the IMF loan. As much as it was expected, when midnight struck in Brussels a sense of disbelief seemed to blanket Europe. 383 more words

International Relations

Photo Diary: Greece 

I went on a short trip to Greece last year- Athens, Delphi and Santorini. You can read all about Fira (in Santorini here ) and browse through the following pics for fun! 85 more words


Greeks have been misled into believing they can live beyond their means

Greek drama and mythology are intertwined. Daedalus, a remarkable Athenian craftsman, designed two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son, Icarus. 927 more words

tripod to umbrella

today I wanted to take a timer photo of the newest development of our electric scooter – my Chinese sun umbrella. The problem was that first I had to add a thread to the Lumia case to take a tripod. 91 more words

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