Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, May 28, 2012

Our World - National Garden of Athens

We made our way to the National Garden in the evening after visiting the Acropolis of Athens. It may not be as impressive as other parks across Europe, yet still it is a place of history as it once served as the garden of the Royal Palace which was created by Queen Amalia, the first Queen of Greece and her German gardener between 1838 to 1840. The garden is filled with plenty of fascinating gems but we couldn't stay long enough to explore everything due to time constraints, so I only managed to take a few photos here.

Located at the entrance of the garden, this wonderful monument portrays Hellas and Lord Byron, a famous English poet.

We also encountered other fascinating sculptures but have no idea what they represent.

As we moved along, we came across this neoclassical Zappeion building which is used as a conference and exhibition center for both public and official purposes. The building was used in the Olympic Games in 1896 for the fencing championships, and again during the Olympics of 2004, it was served as the press and events center.

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This was my first time seeing bitter orange trees. There were endless rows of such trees spreading out as far as the eye could see and the bitter-sweet smell was definitely intoxicating.

After a long day of walking, nothing beats the soothing sounds of a fountain in the midst of the beautiful garden.

Our World


  1. Bonza photos, i especially like the fountain very impressive indeed :-).

  2. So beautiful shots, thanks!
    Hugs Crissi

  3. Beautiful garden and wonderful pictures. Have a great day!

  4. What a great garden - so impressive. Love that fountain shot.

  5. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. Beautiful captures, gorgeous fountain! I love Athens! I was able to spend some time there years ago! Thanks for the memories!! Hope you have a great week!


  7. Thank you for the tour, as i might not be able to see that in this lifetime. That style of building is very famous around the world, most countries have old structures adopting it. I remember NSW Museum looks like that too, and we have old buildings patterned after that, i forgot if its Parthenon or acropolis, haha!

  8. Nice pictures of this wonderful city.

  9. Hi there - that’s a great set of pictures.

    But what really made me smile was your header picture - I was talking about visiting those very tea plantations at work today - and then they pop up on your blog!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  10. I'm fascinated with all those sculptures. Very nice capture. I agree with you re fountain, I find them relaxing too. :)