Photographic impressions from our travels near and far…
The Athens Acropolis • Most people relate the Acropolis with Athens but an acropolis is actually a Greek word meaning a citadel or a fortified section of a Greek city. It is typically built on high ground or on a hill. Most Greek cities in the fifth century BC had an acropolis.
Dating back to 500 BC, this high rocky ground in the center of Athens, while famous for its incredible temples, is more noteworthy as the birthplace of the very concept of democracy. If you get the chance to visit spend some time marveling at the structures but also reflect upon those people who changed the way we think about government.
Above The USS Alstede 1965 Get to Know an Old Liberty Ship There are ships that having been retired (decommissioned) and are now serving as living history museums. Ships like the aircraft carrier Intrepid a Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City and a number of battleships like the North Carolina and Missouri.Continue reading “Liberty Ships – Small Pieces of History”
After The Sequined Top post we got requests for more detailed info on TSA rules. Also be sure and check out our Immigration FastPass too. The TSA is the United States Transportation Safety Administration and it is currently responsible for inspecting all passengers and items they intend to carry onto all commercial airliners taking off fromContinue reading “TSA – What You Need to Know”