Sights of Spring at Ancient Epidavros
These photos are from a trip to Epidavros in April last year – we arrived at the site after a stop at the Agnountos Monastery. The perfect time of year to visit!
Last month my dad was in Athens for a quick trip (hi Dad!) and we were lucky enough to spend a day down by the sea. We drove along the coast to the Cape of Sounion, with stops for a wonderful lunch and my first beach trip of the season. These are just some photos from my iPhone, but I think they captured the day.
This village in Tinos is one of its most picturesque. It’s far from the port (29km apparently) and has a vibrant atmosphere all its own. Pyrgos is historically linked to marble carving, Tinos’ most well-known tradition, which is still supported today. Wandering through the streets of Pyrgos you find not only examples of the craft but also a number of workshops that still produce wonderful work (and there’s a new museum of marble working nearby!). One of my favourite villages not only for its art but also its vitality, and it was especially colourful and bright when we visited last September.
Hello world! Forgive my brief absence – I was in the middle of exams. They are finished now though, so I’m sharing some photos I took a few weeks ago in Cambridge. I went back to receive my MA – basically a graduation ceremony without doing any work. I have yet to find a way to explain this phenomenon because it is basically inexplicable.
According to the university website, ‘In most UK universities, the Master of Arts is a degree awarded by examination. At Cambridge, the MA is conferred by right on holders of the BA degree of the University and on certain other senior members and is not available as a postgraduate qualification.’ (Oxford and the University of Dublin also follow the same pattern). Wikipedia describes the history and rationale of the whole thing – it basically derives from the tradition that most people studied for an MA, and received a BA on the way. Though this changed in the early 1800s, Oxbridge apparently didn’t feel compelled to break with tradition. :)