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Olympic Stadium (by Alex)

by on July 10, 2013

Today, we went to Λυκαβηττός (or Mount Lycabettus). Λυκαβηττός is the highest point in the Metropolitan Area of Athens. You have to climb up many stairs to get to the funicular, to go to the top. When we got to the top, we walked through a garden, and got to a cafe. At the cafe, we climbed up about 20 more steps, to get to the top. Of course, being the highest point in Athens, all of the cell providers cluttered the area with antennas. Some were in weird places (for example, the roof of the church), so it ended up being which one could go higher. As there were so many towers, all of them were talk and text, so Dad didn’t have any data bars. However, we got good pictures.

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View from Λυκαβηττός (Mount Lycabettus)

We also went to the Old Olympic Stadium. In 2004, the Archery, and the Marathon Start were at this stadium. Over thousands of years, there hasn’t been a problem with the stadium. This stadium is always where the Marathon starts. People run 26 miles for the Marathon. The reason for the Marathon is because one person, ran to Athens from the Battle of Marathon shouting “Κερδίσαμε!” (We won!) for 26 miles. This is why there is a 26 mile run at the Olympics. At the stadium, the front row seats are for VIPs. Two of the chairs with arms are for the King and Queen. These are some of the most comfortable seats.

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Alex (right) and Anna (left) on the King and Queen’s throne seats

There was also a track at the stadium.

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3, 2, 1, GO!!!!!!!!!

Dad and I ran all the way around it (they did it in March, so in July, it is very hard.)

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When we got back, we went into the competitors’ entrance. It was a long cave with lights on the side. We walked up some stairs and saw all of the posters, and torches of the Olympic Games. Anna and I like Sydney’s torch the most. It was really cool getting to see the real torches.

 

After dinner, we had doughnuts for dessert. We got chocolate and honey, with ice cream. The doughnuts were really soft, softer than Chuck’s. All of them were good. All together, it was €6,00.

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Doughnuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All together, it was a good day.

P.S. Mommy tried to buy some stuff today from a merchant who wasn’t doing good math. He wanted to charge her €2,00 for one of an item and €5,00 for two of the same item.

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One Comment
  1. Uncle Phil permalink

    Yummmmmmmmm!
    (Continued from Anna’s post)

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