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Photo of the week: kites above the Acropolis

Kites fly above the Acropolis, as crowds of Athenians swarm the hills of the city to celebrate the first day of Lent, popularly known as Clean Monday (or, incorrectly, as Ash Monday).

Caught up between work and family, I completely lost track of time and forgot to post about the carnival, 4 weeks of colorful customs, including more than just dressing up.

I apologise and promise to make it up to you with a detailed post about Lent and its own particular customs, including festive fasting food. I know that last one sounds like a contradiction, but bear with me till you read the post.

The Acropolis from the NW, with kites above and throngs of people on the hill of Mars, to the right. Funny detail: somone's kite seems to have fallen next to the small temple of Nike.

The Acropolis from the NW, with kites above and throngs of people on the hill of Mars, to the right. Funny detail: somone’s kite seems to have fallen next to the small temple of Nike, just in front of the scaffolding.

 

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