BC: Moravian College January Term 1993 Economic Study of the New EC Greece, Italy & France | Kim Kruse
FC: Economic Study of the New EC Greece, Italy & France
1: Or as we liked to call the trip! Drink your way through Europe! | During the January Term of my Senior year in college I decided to take a trip to Europe! The following pages chronically depict that trip! | GREECE, ITALY & FRANCE | Europe
2: Lobby of Amalia Hotel Athens, Greece | We arrived in Athens around 6am and of course our rooms were not ready and we were exhausted | One night we partied in the bar and lobby of the Hotel! | Athens
3: Celebrating Dessert Plaka District | A trip to the National Gardens across the street from the hotel!
4: <=Theater of Dionysus on the way up to Acropolis | The Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus (or earlier known as The Theseion) => (As seen from the Acropolis) | PARTHENON
5: PARTHENON | THE ERECTHION | EXPLORE | ADVENTURE
6: Mount Lycabettus from the balcony of Hotel Amalia | View of Mount Lycabettus from the trail leading up to the Acropolis! | ATHENS, GREECE | Above: Guard in traditional uniform! Right: Guard in traditional uniform at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Both near the Parliment Building!
7: We had lunch with the American Ambassador to Greece, Michael G. Sotirhos ('89-'93), at his Athens residence | Olympic Stadium
8: Temple of Poseidon at Sounio Sounio, Attica, Greece
9: Temple of Olympian Zeus | Athens, Greece
13: On the ferry that took us around the Saronic Islands: Poros, Hydra and Aegina
14: Traditional Donkey & Cart Aegina Town, Aegina | Metropolis Old Temple of Virgin Mary | Island of Aegina
15: Misc Photos from around the Island of Aegina
16: Island of Hydra | The Parapets and canons (and kitty) on Hydra!
17: Island of Poros | The Clock Tower | Poros Town
20: We traveled from Athens to Patras, Greece to catch our ferry to take us to Italy. Due to the unreliability of the Greek infrastructure, we took a train that got us to Patras 8 hours before we had to be there. So we all left our luggage at the train station and we took turns watching the luggage. My group took the second hour and once we learned the snack bar in the train station was selling cans of beer for the equivalent of $0.85 a can we stayed for the rest of the time. As you can see from the pictures of my group, the top 4 pictures of this page, we had fun. Bottom left picture was taken from the train on our way to Patras. Bottom right picture is the crew at the train station, just can't remember if it was Athens or Patras!
21: Ferry Crossing | We took a ferry from Patras, Greece through the Ionian Sea to the Adriatic Sea to Brindisi, Italy
22: We took an over night train from Brindisi to Rome | Italy
23: San Pietro in Vincoli or Saint Peter in Chains Rome, Italy | The chains that bound Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem Michelangelo's Moses (1515)
24: Vatican City St. Peter's Square St. Peter's Basilica Obelisk (Taken from Heliopolis) Christmas Tree & Manger Colonnades & Fountains
25: Papal Tomb of Pope John XXIII | The Foot of Saint Peter by Arnofo di Cambio | Saint Peter's Tomb
26: Left: The Fontana della Pigna or The Famous Pine Cone in Cortile della Pigna at the Vatican | Courtyard of the Pine Cone (Pigna) | Center: The Famous Orb by Arnaldo Pomodoro 1990 | Right: Large bust of Caesar Augustus
27: Below: View of St. Peter's Square from the top of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica | Above: View of the Vatican Gardens | Right: Governatorate Building Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State
28: Above: Drinking fountain (one of many through out Rome) near Basilica San Pietro Left: In front of the American Embassy in Rome, Italy
29: Happy 22nd Birthday to Me! | Celebrated my 22nd Birthday in Rome, Italy
30: The Colosseum or Coliseum originally The Flavian Amphitheatre construction started in 72AD under Emperor Vespasian | Construction was completed in 80AD under Emperor Titus It was capable of seating 50,000 spectators
31: Photos from top left to bottom right. -Arch of Titus -Basilica of Constantine - Palatine Hill - The Roman Forum (General Pictures) - Lion statue in the Forum -Arch of Constantine - The Temple of Antoninus & Faustina
32: Pantheon Rome, Italy | Piazza della Rotonda Basin of Fountain by Giacomo della Porta 1575 Obelisk added by Filippo Barigioni 1711 Ramses II
33: Spanish Steps From Piazza di Spagna Trinitadei Monti (French Church at the top founded in 1495)
34: Trevi Fountain Nicola Salvi 1732-1762
35: Legend: It is lucky to throw 3 coins with your right hand over your left shoulder into the fountain. | Throw a coin into the fountain and you are ensured to return to Rome
36: Michelangelo's David Sculpted between 1501 - 1504 Accademia Gallery | I never realized just how big Michelangelo's David was until I saw him with my own two eyes!
37: Florence, Italy | Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica di Santa maria del Fiore (Duomo), The Carousel in Piazza della Repubblica | Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza della Signoria, Scenery and People, The Ponte Vecchio
40: Top of the Arc de Triomphe with Paris and the Eiffel Tower in the back ground | Paris
41: We took an overnight train from Florence, Italy to Paris, France! We were located in a Youth Hostel a half hour outside of Paris!
42: The Glass Pyramid entrance to the Lourve! | The Venus de Milo One stop of the Louve Lite Tour
43: Paris was the last stop on the tour! Went to the Louvre for the 2nd time and saw the same three art pieces: Venus de Milo, Winged Victory & the Mona Lisa. Also so the Luxor Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde. | Luxor Obelisk | Paris Business District
44: Paris at night: Farewell dinner, upscale auto dealers in a row, Hard Rock Café!
45: Ate at the Hard Rock like 3 times not a fan of French food! | By the time we got to France we just wanted burgers & American food!
46: Palace of Versailles!!! | The Statue of Louis XIV in the Courtyard
47: Chateau de Versailles