Oberlin in Greece

"Kirk... I don't see Nothing."

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Here are perhaps the most picturesque photos I took during our trip to Greece:

1) sun through columns at the Acropolis in Athens

2) temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

3) Perachora

4) the Lions Gate at Mycenae

5) view from the top of the citadel at Mystra

6) mystery circular building at Olympia

7) another mystery circular building at Delphi

8) and of course, a piece of Neolithic (that’s right, NEOLITHIC) glazed pottery we found at Dhimini

-Elizabeth

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Liz was going to post these photos, but she’s busy recovering from a catastrophic hard-drive crash. At the site of ancient Olympia, we ran a footrace at the stadium. That would be _the_ Olympic Stadium. We lined up on the starting line, in the position that seems to have been favored by the ancient Greeks (to judge from paintings on pottery where races are depicted). At the signal, we were off… a veritable herd of hard-running Obies. In the event, I took the silver; apparently only one student didn’t get the memo about letting me win. Omar made throwing the race look realistic by taking a dive in the mud right at the start. Sophia “stumbled” as well (though I don’t seem to have a picture of her after the event). True dedication.

-Kirk

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Part two of the fantastic places posts. This is Mystra, where I spent my birthday! It’s a Medieval town built by some crazy Germans during the Crusades and currently houses a working nunnery. We climbed all over it, but did not fall to our deaths as the good Professor was afraid would happen. Many old churches were visited that day.

-Emma S.

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Hello there! So we’re all home from Greece, which means it’s time for jet lag and posting all the photos that we didn’t post from the trip! I wanted to share my favorite two sites, Perachora and Mystra. Here’s Perachora, where I would want my shrine to be if I were a Greek goddess! Featuring some fantastic ruins, the most descriptive sign in the history of ever, a modern lighthouse, and awesome people.

-Emma S.

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Modern art at Delphi.  This was an art installation called “Passers-by” (Dierchomenoi) by contemporary Greek artist Georgios Xenos.  I liked the way that our shadows seemed to echo the installation in this photo.
-Kirk

Modern art at Delphi.  This was an art installation called “Passers-by” (Dierchomenoi) by contemporary Greek artist Georgios Xenos.  I liked the way that our shadows seemed to echo the installation in this photo.

-Kirk

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Basically what the whole trip looked like - Kirk talking, us looking exhausted, and in a place that was muddy with some rocks and only tentatively identified.  This was Aristotle’s school (tentatively identified, we could have actually just been looking at rocks and mud).
It was a fantastic trip though; I’d go back in a heartbeat.  But I am so happy that I’m done with the 16 hours of travel that it requires to get to and from Greece.
Melt gates, my friends, and stay thirsty. — Rebecca

Basically what the whole trip looked like - Kirk talking, us looking exhausted, and in a place that was muddy with some rocks and only tentatively identified.  This was Aristotle’s school (tentatively identified, we could have actually just been looking at rocks and mud).

It was a fantastic trip though; I’d go back in a heartbeat.  But I am so happy that I’m done with the 16 hours of travel that it requires to get to and from Greece.

Melt gates, my friends, and stay thirsty. — Rebecca