Larissa, Thessaly, Greece

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Hilary

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Larissa, Thessaly, Greece
« on: June 09, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
Larissa, Thessaly, Greece.
The fifth most populous city in Greece and the hottest.
Although there are a couple of museums to visit and the river Peneus to see I spent my day near the Fortress Hill.
The photos were taken in the Ancient Theatre, built in the first half of the 3rd C, B.C.
I tried to include as many wild flowers as I could but the area and stones seemed to be inhospitable to plant life.
I do believe a couple of the plants are Capparis , Capparis spinosa which you will have  read in TMG and this Forum just how difficult they are to grow.
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Larissa, Thessaly, Greece
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 04:33:31 PM »
Larissa, Fortress Hill
The Bezesteni, an old Ottoman building, on Fortress Hill.
When I arrived here it had been taken over by school children on a half day “walk” with their  teachers.
Many of the boys were enjoying a game of football on the wide space in front of the Bezesteni and the girls were sitting in the shade chatting.
Later I went to look at the young trees, Magnolia and Linden and the Bust of Byron on Philhellenon Street
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Joanna Savage

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Re: Larissa, Thessaly, Greece
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 06:37:07 PM »
Hello Hilary, one time I was  in Larisa at the station, maybe in '86, and read the graffito 'Jethro Tull' liberally decorating walls and columns. It was amazing that such an agricultural pioneer, the inventor of the horse drawn seed drill among other things should have been celebrated at Larisa station. The land is flat and alluvial around there, so perhaps seed drills were a new idea. It was only later that I learnt that Jethro Tull was a much admired band.