Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The first week of summer vacation, Dave and I went to Thessaloniki, Greece and Rome, Italy. Dave was invited to give a talk at a conference in Thessaloniki, and he invited me along. Now, Thessaloniki is not a tourist destination. It is not Athens. It is not an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a port town, kind of like Baltimore. But it has its own charms and some old stuff.

I spent my mornings wandering around the city while Dave attended his conference. I spent my afternoons lounging by the pool reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Grapes of Wrath, the former for my school's summer reading and the latter for Alex's summer reading. I had a great time.

Here are a few pictures:

Statue of Alexander the Great

The White Tower, built around 1534

Me at the top of the White Tower

Ship being towed by a tug boat into the harbor to be unloaded

1 comment:

The Calico Cat said...

Hey, hey, hey there will be no bad talking of Baltimore. :o)