Sunday, August 30, 2015

People Watching in Olympia

Hah! You thought I would forget to capture people in the midst of all the history and the incredible ruins, didn't you? Well, you're wrong.

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There were a lot of school age kids that day, although I didn't notice a teacher or a teacher figure to guide the students. They must conduct field trips differently here.

OUR WORLD TUESDAY

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Olympia: The birthplace of the Olympic Games

Located across the museum, the archeological site of the first Olympics Games was nothing short of impressive. If there was one place where a tour guide was indispensable, this was it. However, since we did not sign up for a group tour we had to be content with seeing the ruins and probably checking the web later for information. Also, we had come in earlier than most I was guessing because the site was not crowded as I feared it would be. In addition, I only spotted one guided tour group and this was towards the end of our visit.

I am sure that clicking on the link above on archeological site would give you enough historical information on the site. What I will provide here are some of the innumerous shots I took of the site.

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Entering the gated area with us was a cat. It led us to the ruins site.

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Looks like a cauldron for the torch.

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Entering the stadium.

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The starting line for the track events.

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Visitors run the length.

As we continued our exploration, we came across a series of buildings. One was labelled workshop and we believe one was quarters or lodging of either or both the athletes and the officials.

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The sky on that glorious October day was glorious. The rai that fell earlier in the day did not leave any reminder except for a few puddles along the road.

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