Saturday, December 26, 2009

6.12.2009 Greece: 4. Around Town

Photos around Athens after visiting Acropolis.

Balloon sellers

Scouts having some fun

Want your portrait drawn?

Some buildings

Statues here, statues there, statues statues everywhere

In Athens, they plant orange trees by the roadsides. According to the locals, these oranges are wild oranges, and it taste bitter.

A stroll through the National Gardens.

As we headed to the Parliament building and the Plaka shopping are, we noticed that the main roads around the Greek Parliament was closed, because of demonstrations in Athens on Sunday. Yes we were in the midst of demonstrations that day. Good thing we didn't come face to face with the demonstrators.

Thousands of police in Athens for riot anniversary
6 December 2009 Sunday
ATHENS, Greece — Thousands of police deployed across the Greek capital Sunday to prevent violence during commemorations for the first anniversary of the police shooting of a teenager whose death sparked some of the worst riots Greece had ever seen.

Students and far-left groups have planned demonstrations through Athens and the country's second largest city, Thessaloniki, to mark the death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Fears of violence have been heightened by reports that far-left groups and anarchists from other European countries have traveled to Greece to join the protests.


Generally on Sundays, most shops are closed. Except for the flea market and street vendors.

We manage to fine a cafe which was opened and ordered a club sandwich and 2 drinks. It cost us nearly RM80 for our late lunch.

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