Balkan Postcards 10: Portraits from Thessaloniki


We’ve had a tiring day, and each of us has a severe case of Museum Foot. It’s been fun and varied too. Perhaps I’ll share a portait or four.

This funerary portrait in the Archaeology Museum impressed me. Did this man, who could easily be The Chap Next Door, really live more than 200 years BCE?;
Here’s another figure from the past, Alexander the Great. He’s posing outside the White Tower, part of Thessaloniki’s defences since the Ottoman era.
Spotted on a wall in town. I don’t know any more about it.
I know how this cat feels. Might join her.