Friday, February 06, 2009

Lonely Planet - ATHENS' EVZONES

The Greek Parliament House, where the riot took place between the protesters and security forces, an unfortunate event during my visit, but did not make the safety less like any other days before the riot...however, the event only took place after office hours or over the weekend, not much visible damages that can be seen around. The interesting thing was watching the changing guards ceremony in front of the parliament, symbol of democracy, the great invention of ancient Greek. 



...proudly stand to witness the riots...

...the ceremonial routine that becomes one of the attractions in Athens...the synchronize movements...

...and with interesting uniforms too...a proud tradition costumes for the Evzones, an elite group of Greek security forces...

...hhhmmmm, i guess to be one of the Evzones, you must have a strong feet to stand for a long hours and tall plus good looking too...

...maybe the Greek could not establish the DNA of this unknown soldier, so he left without a name...hehehehe...



22 comments:

Inah said...

the name of the soldier = john doe :D

lynawan said...

those guards must be tough kn to stand for a very long time in the freezing degree

Kak Teh said...

You know, I have never been to Athens? the nearest I've been to anything Roman is in Bath and Exeter.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! inah...you are wrong...it should be john doekakis...hehehehe...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! lynawan...yeah, i think they have a very strong pair of legs...;-) and winter in athens not so cold most of the time was around 17degrees...warm winter...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! kak teh...oh, kak teh you should visit athens...being there just make you feel that you have been transported to the past...went to Bath last time and felt so romanized...hehehehe...;-)

Ms B said...

Hi Danial,

I couldnt leave comment before (the browser didnt work). Anyway, just like KT, I have yet to experience this place.

But it'd be nice to be romanized.... *winks* can i be a cleopatra for a day? *grins*

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Ms B...i have the same prob too but with KT blog since last night...could not leave the comment at hers...yes, you can...and i think you must be as beautiful as cleopatra...;-)

Naz said...

Danial,
I always wished that those clumpy shoes would for once get flung into the air...now, THAT is something to write in the travel journal! :D

Ms B said...

aisey danial, u had to bring that up, did u? so when I can belanja u for ur kind words?

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Naz...hahahaha...i wish too and for sure it will be a breaking news...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Ms B...you deserve that...;-)

lynawan said...

is it?kiranya bak fall in czech la.but, is athens that interesting?

[danial][ma] said...

hej! lynawan...yup, because it so close to the sea...just like barcelona too...interesting to see the historical sites, the people, the food...;-)

Faisal Admar said...

i wish they wear kilt :P

mazddaud said...

to be one of the guards, tough, handsom......+ SEXY too...hehehehe so, are you in the lists?

[danial][ma] said...

hej! faisal...hahahahaha...in your dream...;-)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! mazddaud...hahahaha...i bet...and you missed one...brainy...hehehehe...and all together: yummilicious...;-)

lynawan said...

hahaha,nk tgk kilt silalah ke scotland(byk sheep,byk loch,byk kilt, n bagpipes!)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! lynawan...you know what...i found a coaster at loch ness with a pic of a man wearing a kilt blew up...hehehehe...going to buy a kilt for myself...;-)

lynawan said...

wow, ala marilyn monroe gitu. but, kilt is dear la plus when r u gonna wearing it?

[danial][ma] said...

hej! lynawan...hehehehehe...during summer...;-)

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