5 Jan

This post is part of our adventures in Greece in the fall of 2013.  To see other posts in the series, click here.

At the start of a new year, it seems appropriate to think of where we came from – or rather where the cradle of western civilization was developed.  On our last day in Athens we went to see the ruins of the ancient agora – the marketplace that existed thousands of years ago.


The agora is situated with hills surrounding it, monuments and temples perched above.


We wandered through the “streets” wondering at whose feet may have walked on the stones, then peered into one of the most ancient churches that exist in Europe.  That would have been the beginning of something else.


If stones could talk – what would they say about that time?


This post is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning.  To see how others illustrated it, click the link.

How do you define a beginning?


7 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Giovannoni Claudine January 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Lovely pictures… I had the same questions few days ago…

    and these are even older witnesses of ancient civilizations! I’m not so good with old history (I forgot a lot) but there are always a lot of controversy on this topic.
    A good reflection to start the new year!! Al the best 🙂 claudine

    • gkm2011 January 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      Thanks! Egyptians also can look back a long way in the mirror of history. Sometimes I even think about trees and what they have seen.

  2. Matt January 7, 2014 at 4:03 am #

    A beginning is experiencing anything new or out of the ordinary from your normal life. It can be as big and bold as visiting a new culture or changing careers, or as inconsequential as trying a new ice cream flavor. And if you don’t like the new experience, the ending arrives just as quickly. I had a new beginning this past weekend: I hooked up my new Xbox. Hopefully this doesn’t portend the ending of my workout regimen!

    Another new beginning: finally opted to follow your blog via email notification. One New Year’s resolution down, four to go!

    • gkm2011 January 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      Glad to know I am part of your new year resolutions! I see your post has already gotten quite a few comments!


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