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Beautiful Art Found in the Middle of Greece
A beautiful female statue, and WW2 Memorials in a small Greek village.
While in Greece, we were able to visit many small villages, saw Greek life up close, and also saw some beautiful Greek "art" that, to me, was just stunning! Out of the blue, is this beautiful statue, that seems like it should be in a museum, but really its just near someone's home, for any passer by to enjoy. We were getting ready to stop for lunch, at a local place, so time was short and we were tired. Still, i was able to get this quick picture, and I wanted to share it here :)
After we met back up, we ate lunch, and had a nice spread of Octopus, Greek Salad, Fish, and all kinds of other yummy things. Of course fresh bread and Coca Cola in little bottles. The kids were joking later, one of the boys with us said he had seen the female statue, and I asked him, "wasn't it beautiful?" He said yes, and if it looked like she had underwear on as well? We laughed.. Then he said, "Later, I realized that it was probably just a small layer of fat over her pelvic region" , and we laughed and laughed some more at the way he worded it ;p Maybe you had to be there, but it was too cute, and he's a funny guy. Anyway, I will post that pic here for you to see, and also some pictures of what else we saw while in that town. I was amazed, by their dedication to remembering and honoring those that struggled during WW2 there. You could tell, they didn't want to ever forget. I wish I had captured more of that with my camera.
Many of the small towns in that area, during WW2 were occupied for a while, and many men especially lost their lives. You will see statues and other memorials dedicated to them. These were often near the churches, most of all. This is what we were told when we asked about what we saw there, and elsewhere. This hub is dedicated to those beautiful "pieces" and places that are off the beaten trails in Greece, that many may never get to see. They represent a lot history and stories we wish we could know more about.
We weren't just in Greece, for the typical "touristy" types of things. (Though I could easily go back and just do that and I would love every minute of it!) We were there for a bigger reason, than just enjoying the beauty of that part of the world.. We were there to share what we think is very important, the New Testament, in the current greek language. We offered it to anyone that wanted a copy. They are nice, hardbound copies, and have been approved by the Orthodox Church with a seal inside, as well as signatures from some of the Orthodox Church Fathers around the world. This was just one of the villages, in the hills on various parts of the Peloponnese Peninsula. We bagged the bibles in nice bags, that had a picture of a church and a sunset on them, and handed them out, or hung them on doorknobs, etc. (a couple things to note, in case anyone is wondering... Our group is not Mormon nor Jehovah's witnesses. Many there asked us that, but we just wanted to share the gift of a New Testament if they wanted it. Many were receptive to the idea,and very thankful. ALSO, these pictures here, are ALL from just one little village.)
I hope you can get a small feel of what the area is like, by looking at the pictures below. The hills with olive trees, fig trees, or grapevines, were beautiful in themselves. These were some of the extra things we saw there. :) Let me know what you think.