Friday, 28 September 2007

ON SALE IN ATHENS

I always enjoy finding out what's on sale in any city - especially anything that's unique to that place.

In Athens there are plenty of very well-made (but expensive) replicas of Greek artifacts...


And even more cheaply-made tacky dittos...


There are street vendors selling a dozen different type of nutty snacks...


...and pyramids of fruit...


You can buy the obligatory sponge for your bathroom...


And Pom-pom slipper-versions of those funny shoes worn by Greek guards...


There's lots of blue glass...


Lots of throws, shawls and fabrics...


Plenty of bling...


Curious silver egg-shaped things...


And uniquely Greek goodies include such objects as gods-clocks...


Barbie goddesses...


And illuminated Parthenons...


And while in the city of legends, we also came across some leg ends...


And, finally, if you happen to find yourself shopping in Athens, make sure you keep an eye open for special offers!!


Images: © Brian Sibley & David Weeks, 2007

[Read part 2 of Buttons' what i did on my hols]

2 comments:

Boll Weavil said...

I thought you were about to lurch into a Greek Christmas Carol then Mr B- with your descriptions of fruit piled high !

Suzanne said...

Great pics, Brian!