Thursday, March 25, 2010

Watching the parade


Today is the anniversary of the start of the war for Greek independence, which was fought between 1821 and 1829. The day is traditionally celebrated with student and army parades, and everyone goes out to watch and applaud those marching.

The military parade through the centre of Athens was short and unpretentious this year, as befits a country in serious finacial trouble, but the spectators enjoyed themselves nonetheless.

The sunny weather and gloriously warm temperatures (21-23°C) certainly helped lift the mood. For someone who comes from the cold and wet north, it felt just like summer!

3 comments:

VP said...

I imagine you can feel the difference of the weather. Hope the best for the economic troubles of your country (and of many others, mine included) but I think there is not an easy way out...

Jacob said...

Rather poignant shot on a fun day...the weather looks nice, if a bit cool.

We're all in this financial mess together, so I'm hoping some good politicians in every country, motivated not by greed but by common sense, will help pull us out...

Tinsie said...

@ VP: The weather feels really strange to me: everyone is dressed in winter clothes, but my body tells me it's summer. If anything, the weather in Athens at the moment is better than an English summer.

@ VP/Jacob: There's got to be a way out of our collective financial troubles - they've certainly lasted long enough!