During the last week in June, my husband and I traveled to Greece to celebrate our 12 year anniversary. Deciding what camera to bring for a trip is always a huge decision for me. I settled on my Contax and Polaroid 660, and after traveling for 13 hours, I almost regretted bringing both due to the weight on my shoulders.
I think it's important to mention that although Greece is in a period of uncertain financial times, the beauty of the city of Athens as well as the majestic Acropolis is so inspiring and simply put, amazing. I am happy that we were able to contribute to the economy of a nation dealing with tough times and that we experienced the joy from the local Greek citizens that appreciated our presence there.
There were so many olive trees - definitely the pride and joy of Greece.
My favorite part of our trip was the fact that we made sure not to schedule too many activities, which left time to wonder the streets of Plaka, a quaint, historical neighborhood in Athens surrounding the Acropolis.
A view of Mount Lycabettus, as seen from the Acropolis.
The Parthenon is one of the most characteristic monument of ancient Greek culture and continues to be a symbol of democracy and the beginning of Western Civilization. It was amazing to actually be in the presence of temples that have been standing for thousands of years.
Next week, I'll share more captures from our trip to the Greek Island of Crete.