It was "Clean Monday" (a.k.a. "Shrove Monday") today - the day right after Carnival and 48 days before Easter Sunday. Most Athenians, especially those with children, headed to the nearby hills and parks to fly a kite and have a picnic (or lunch in a nearby taverna, since this is still Athens and not the "real country-side") and we were there too.
The weather was cloudy for most of the day but I still managed to get a few pictures, from the "Alsos Veikou" park in the suburb of Galatsi. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking for today.
|Selling kites - for those waiting till the last minute|
|(Attempt at) flying a kite - Alsos Veikou park, Galatsi - Greater Athens|
|A big crowd was out for Clean Monday, even though the weather was not really inviting|
|Alsos Veikou park, Galatsi - Greater Athens|
|Five kites up in the sky|
|Some failed attempts - Kites most likely destroyed|
|Flying like a bird|
|A crowded sky, full of kites|
|A big crowd both in the park and in the sky|
|Even infants were brought out today!|
|Four more kites, flying high above Alsos Veikou park, Galatsi - Greater Athens|
|Struggling, in the grass|
|Time for a picnic|
|Parents and children - Learning to fly|
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