Monday, April 26, 2010

in the city

Wandering around the bustling streets of Athens, I came upon some lovely moments.

And then I treated myself to a mouth-watering gyros— the Greek version of the Turkish döner, or Middle Eastern shawarma. The major difference between gyros and döner, is that in Greece, the pita is dipped in oil and lightly grilled, not the healthiest but definitely the tastiest! The Greeks also drizzle tzatziki in the sandwich, whereas the Turks keep their döner sauceless. I was in love— oh, and by the way, the correct pronunciation is closest to "yee-ros." Expect looks of confusion or disdain when you ask for a "jai-ro."


dya said...

Oh I have to say how much I love your photo of the woman sitting in front of the house looks so perfect, like a scene from an old movie.
Really great shot!!
Have fun in Athens... ;)

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Dya!
I couldn't believe my luck when I saw her there— she must have thought I was a weirdo, taking pictures of her with the Acropolis right behind me :)

I love catching moments like these.

black bear cabin said...

great photos! and i LOVE gyros!!!! yum :)

szaza said...

Thanks Lisa!
Me too— I wish I had one right now... Guess I'll have to settle for this boiled egg :)