Figs & Apples (@figs_and_apples) — Researcher. Ex-archaeologist. Exploring cultural backgrounds. Making beautiful photos. Sharing my travel stories 👇
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Oh, how I love those charming seaside towns in Ireland! Skerries was a lovely pl
Oh, how I love those charming seaside towns in Ireland! Skerries was a lovely place to visit. We had a short walk alongside the shoreline of the town watching boats peacefully resting in the marina. Then we settled in one of its cozy restaurants and had very delicious 'fish and chips' lunch. ~~~ #beautifulireland#skerries#skerriesdublin#seasidetown#lovelyplace#boats#marina#travelblog#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#travel#travelling#ilovetravel
19.10.2018 07:06:37
Newgrange was set on a southern bank of Boyne river, which was a primary mean of
Newgrange was set on a southern bank of Boyne river, which was a primary mean of transportation for all material that the monument was built of. The construction of Newgrange was huge effort requiring hard labor and dedication. Thousands of pebbles were brought from river terraces and kerbstones were transported from closest rocky beaches. Though some of the material, like cobblestones, were as far as 50 km away from the location and required determined navigators. ~~~ #riverboyne#newgrange#prehistoricmonument#ireland#archaeology#irelandarchaeology#irisharchaeology#archaeologicalsite#neolithic#prehistoric#stoneage#travelblog#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#travel#travelling#ilovetravel
17.10.2018 09:08:03
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Even though the entrance stone of Newgrange is the one bearing the most impressi
Even though the entrance stone of Newgrange is the one bearing the most impressive decoration, there are also visible art on other construction stones too, as well as invisible carvings on the bottom of some slabs. While beautiful outward circles and spirals could be perceived as artistic expressions, hidden engravings below the ground level are associated with symbolic purposes of the site. ~~~ #newgrange#prehistoricmonument#tomb#megalithictomb#ireland#archaeology#irelandarchaeology#archaeologicalsite#neolithic#prehistoric#stoneage#megalithicmarvels#megalithicart#ancientscript#mystery#ancientsymbols#carvedstone#travelblog#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#travel#travelling#ilovetravel
16.10.2018 09:57:26
The entrance stone to Newgrange was decorated with ornaments, symbols and signs,
The entrance stone to Newgrange was decorated with ornaments, symbols and signs, which true meaning has been lost. The whole complex hosts over 600 decorated stones and constitutes over a quarter of all Europe's megalithic art collection. Megalithic art is not art in the ordinary sense of the world. It is an overly abstract art with decorative improvisation, as well as with initial signs of symbolic writing. In many ways it could have been designed to fulfill magical ends. Though up to this day ​nobody knows for sure the meaning of the ancient script... ~~~ #newgrange#prehistoricmonument#tomb#megalithictomb#ireland#archaeology#irelandarchaeology#archaeologicalsite#neolithic#megalithicmarvels#megalithicart#ancientscript#mystery#tombentrance#ancientsymbols#carvedstone#travelblog#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#iamtb#travel#travelling
15.10.2018 11:52:15
Newgrange is one of best known Irish Neolithic monuments in the area built  arou
Newgrange is one of best known Irish Neolithic monuments in the area built around 3000 BC. A guide proudly reminds us that this structure is older than Stonehenge, as well as Egyptian pyramids. Together with other similar tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth it is part of an important megalithic complex, which is included into UNESCO World Heritage list. It is believed that Newgrange was more than just a passage tomb for the ancestors. Its magnificent design stands out in the landscape recalling of its symbolic meaning and high power of those long gone. It was meant to last forever and still, 5000 years later, people of the 21st century can only marvel at its splendor. ~~~ #newgrange#prehistoricmonument#tomb#ireland#archaeology#irelandarchaeology#neolithic#megalithicmarvels#travelblog#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#iamtb#travel#travelling
14.10.2018 09:24:42
MY NEW BLOG POST about something that is genuine and dear. I think that nature i
MY NEW BLOG POST about something that is genuine and dear. I think that nature is the most special thing that Lithuania has. Traditionally we meet our relatives once a year in beautiful and remote place surrounded by woods, where one can enjoy the silence​ of surroundings and the darkness ​of the night. Here are some of my impressions from the last summer weekend that we spent there. ⇒ Link in my bio to read the story ~~~ ​#newblogpost#homeland#lithuania#lietuva#remotelithuania#beautifullithuania#lithuanianvillage#discoverlithuania#welcometolithuania#lithuaniannature#nature#gamta#remoteplaces#village#vienkiemis#travelblog#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#iamtb#travel#travelling
06.10.2018 13:23:27
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We roamed through its many rows and sat down on its stone benches trying to imag
We roamed through its many rows and sat down on its stone benches trying to imagine the feeling and to admire the view from above. The scene was exquisite. The mountainous landscape and forest looked like a perfect decorations for any play and both, the scene and the background, seemed to be inseparable. ~ #travelblog#greece#pelopponese#epidaurus#epidaurustheater#epidaurustheatre#epidavros#epidavrostheatre#familyholiday#culturaltravel#ancientgreece#discovergreece#summertravel#holidaynostalgia#traveltogreece#traveling#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#iamtb#aroundnafplio#culturalheritage#culturaltrip
03.10.2018 12:51:44
Nafplio is a nice seaport town with beautiful views to the sea and surrounding m
Nafplio is a nice seaport town with beautiful views to the sea and surrounding mountains. In the past it also served as the first capital of modern Greece even though it was not long to last. As it is close to Athens, so it is a perfect weekend destination and usually gets overcrowded on holidays. And even if it could look a little ‘sloppy’ during the midday, it truly becomes vibrant late in the evening. ~ #travelblog#greece#pelopponese#nafplio#nafplion#nafpliotown#familyholiday#culturaltravel#discovergreece#summertravel#holidaynostalgia#traveltogreece#traveling#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#iamtb#traveltonafplio#aroundnafplio#culturalheritage#culturaltrip
30.09.2018 15:41:07
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*MY NEW BLOG POST* "In the footsteps of ancient civilizations" ⇒ Link in my bio
*MY NEW BLOG POST* "In the footsteps of ancient civilizations" ⇒ Link in my bio to read the story ~ After three weeks living in remote Greek villages and trying local beaches, arrival to Nafplio, a lively holiday town, felt like we were back to civilization. Its busy streets were full of inviting tavernas, little shops and oblivious pedestrians. There was usually a big trouble to park a car, especially in the evening when life in Nafplio was buzzing. A cacophonous music of tavernas and a burnt-grease smell coming from its numerous kitchens would hover in the air up till very late at night. ~ ​#newblogpost#travelblog#greece#pelopponese#nafplio#nafplion#nafpliotown#familyholiday#culturaltravel#ancientgreece#discovergreece#summertravel#holidaynostalgia#traveltogreece#traveling#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#iamtb#traveltonafplio#aroundnafplio#culturalheritage#tyrins#mycenae#epidaurus#epidaurustheater#epidaurustheatre#culturaltrip
29.09.2018 11:56:15
Limeni is one of the most beautiful coastal villages I have ever been to. It is
Limeni is one of the most beautiful coastal villages I have ever been to. It is a very small place, basically just the waterfront side with magnificent view to the Limeni bay as the backside of the village leans closely to the mountain. ~ #greece#peloponnese#limeni#mani#manipeninsula#manigreece#travelblog#holidayingreece#lovethisplace#beautifulgreece#coastalvillages#bluesea#manitravel#deepmani#holidaynostalgia#greece_moments
28.09.2018 07:38:44
So wonderful to sit at the table in a shade drinking iced coffee while your toes
So wonderful to sit at the table in a shade drinking iced coffee while your toes were touching the sand and your eyes were enjoying the view of the blue sea. ~ ​#travelblog#greece#pelopponese#mani#manipeninsula#skoutari#discovergreece#skoutaribeach#beach#coffee#coffeeonthebeach#greekbeach#summer#holiday#travel#traveling#travelblogging#travelgram#travelpic#travelblogger#iamtb
25.09.2018 06:46:30
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