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Old 03-03-2016, 07:44 AM
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Hey guys! How's everyone? The day before I went to Greece's capital city, Athens for an interview. It's a 6 hour trip to go to Athens from Thessaloniki, so I took the bus at midnight and got to Athens by morning. When I completed my task, I went to the city centre for a small walk, before returning to Thessaloniki again. Usually I prefer going to smaller cities than the city I live, Athens is a very big city, 3 million people live there and has an amazing history.
So my walk began outside the Parliament house. It was built in 1840

Then I went to the National Gardens of Athens, outside the Zappeion

And this is the Zappeion, the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of Olympic games it was built in 1874 from Evangelos Zappas.

These old columns belong to an ancient building from the ancient roman market area

And of course, the Parthenon and the symbol of the city, an ancient temple of the Athenian Acropolis. It was built in 438 BC I am sorry I took this poor photo, but I had to go!

Hope you enjoyed it!

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Beautiful pictures, thank you so much! I have never been to Greece, would love to though.
How did you interview go?
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Thanks Dee! Athens is beautiful, it has so much to see! and it's very big city compared to our city here, I used 3 different means of transport to go to the places I wanted to go
My interview went well, hopefully I'll be hearing from them next week
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What kind of job would you be doing?
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What kind of job would you be doing?
Hopefully, I'll be a quality control manager in a food company If I am lucky, I'll be transferred to the city I live
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Very nice pictures
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I wish you the best of luck Despina!
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thanks so much for the Awsome photos.Athens is a beautiful place.I wished I could go lol.but I hope you get the job.sending positive prayers for you.blessings
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These pics are great Despina!
I'm glad you managed to unwind for a bit after your interview.
It must have been really tiresome take a 6 hours trip to Athens, be focused for the interview and then take additional 6 hours ride back home.

I hope you will get the job!
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Beautiful pictures Despina. Though for a city of 3 mil. I would have expected to see lots more people wandering around.
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