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Photos by Gary Odom

USS Shanri-la in-port under the Limestone Cliffs of Toulon, France




Toulon's Mont Faron

ToulonTéléphérique du Mont Faron (Elev. 584m=1916ft)


Mount Faron, Memorial National Debarquement Provence (Le Memorial du Debarquement en Provence) 
Built in the 19th century as a lookout fort, which features exhibits detailing the air-sea landings of WWII’s Operation Dragoon.



Marseilles, France

Marseille Cathedral, Cathédrale de la Major, Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
Marseille Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Marseille. It has been a basilica minor since 1896. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille.
Notre-Dame de la Garde (literally Our Lady of the Guard), is a Catholic basilica in Marseille, France. This Neo-Byzantine church was built by the architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu on the foundations of an ancient fort located at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 149 m (490 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the Old Port. It is a major local landmark and the site of a popular annual pilgrimage every year on Assumption Day, August 15.

Christmas in Athens 1966


Visit to the sixth century A.D. Daphni Monastery Near Athens

The Daphni Monastery was founded towards the end of the sixth century A.D. on the site of the Sanctuary of Apollo which had been desecrated by the Goths in 395.[1] The Sanctuary of Apollo was built in the Ionic style using the thinnest and smallest columns. The columns stand on a base with an ornamental scroll at the top. A few of the columns of the temple have been preserved. One of the four Ionic columns of the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo remains at the site, as it was re-used in the Daphni Monastery. 

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Greek guard Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


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