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Walter and Jessica's Honeymoon Gallery :-)

Jessica and Walter celebrated their wedding on Sunday August 12, 2007! :-) Some pictures of our Sacred Union ceremony can be viewed here. We then experienced our honeymoon for two and a half weeks in Greece from August 12 through 31. Below are a few photos from our adventure. Higher resolution versions of these along with other pictures can be seen here.

Us at Parthenon, Greece

1: Parthenon: Jessica and Walter stand before the Parthenon, probably the most famous temple in Greece. Notice the bit of scaffolding in the background, which is part of a restoration process currently going on there.

View from Acropolis, Athens

2: Acropolis: Jessica sits on the edge of the Acropolis (the hill upon which the Parthenon and other ancient structures sit) with a view of Athens behind her.

Athens overview

3: Athens: A wide view of the large and enchanting city of Athens, Greece, seen from the Acropolis.

Greek ruins

4: Greek Ruins: Jessica before some Roman era ruins. On the upper left can be seen Hadrian's Arch, and on the upper right can be seen the acropolis with the Parthenon peeking over the edge.

Jessica with Aphrodite

5: Goddesses: Greece contains many large museums and ancient artifacts. Here can be seen two beautiful figures in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. One is the goddess of Love, and the other is a marble statue. ;-)

Garden gazebo

6: Gardens: A fountain in the large Athens Municipal Gardens. Notice the star made out of stones on the ground in front.

Athens Municipal Gardens

7: Garden Trees: A row of large trees in the Athens Municipal Gardens.

Jessica dressed up :-)

8: Jessica: Jessica dressed up pretty on a rooftop terrace restaurant. The acropolis is in the background, although it's invisible in the picture due to it being evening.

Pillar at Gortyna, Crete

9: Pillars: Walter gets in touch with his inner pillar at the Roman era ruins of the Church of St. Titus at Gortyna, Crete.

Palace of Knossos, Crete

10: Knossos: After Athens we journeyed to the island of Crete. This was the capital of the ancient Minoan civilization, and the site where Theseus met Ariadne, solved the Labyrinth of King Minos, and faced the Minotaur.

Us at Knossos, Crete

11: Knossos: Jessica and Walter together before a pair of pillars at the palace of Knossos. Notice Walter's bull head shirt with a strap across it, symbolizing "no more bull" in our lives. ;-)

Us at Phaestos, Crete

12: Phaestos: Walter and Jessica together at the Minoan ruins at Phaestos, Crete.

Stairs at Agia Triada, Crete

13: Agia Triada: Jessica waves from an ancient stairway at the Minoan ruins at Agia Triada, Crete.

Inside Lato Hotel elevator

14: Elevator: Jessica is a beautiful soul at all times, even in seemingly "ordinary" places like this elevator at the Lato Hotel, in Heraklion, Crete.

Outside Hotel Grotta

15: Hearts and Smiles: After Crete we journeyed to the island of Naxos. Walter sends a heart from our hotel room at the Hotel Grotta on the island of Naxos, Greece.

Swimming at Naxos

16: Beach: Naxos is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches. Jessica welcomes you into the crystal blue waters.

Beach at Naxos

17: Beach: Jessica reflects on life as the late sun reflects off the water.

Jessica at Portara, Naxos

18: Portara: In the main town or Hora of Naxos is this gateway called the Portara, the last remnant of the Temple of Apollo.

Jessica and Portara, Naxos

19: Portara: Jessica playful in the blowing wind. :-) The Portara can be seen in the background on a narrow peninsula.

Smooch! :-)

20: True Love: Jessica and Walter share a magic moment next to the Portara at sunset.

Natural arch on Naxos

21: Natural Arch: Greece also features a number of naturally formed gateways. Jessica contemplates one while looking out to sea, very near our hotel.

Base of Mt. Zeus, Naxos

22: Mt. Zeus: While on Naxos, we climbed Mt. Zeus (Zos), the tallest mountain in the Cyclades cluster of islands. Jessica is at the base of the trail, with the mountain in the background.

Cave of Zeus, Naxos

23: Zeus Cave: Part way up the mountain is the Cave of Zeus. According to legend, this is where Zeus, king of the Greek gods, was born.

Summit of Mt. Zeus

24: Zeus Summit: Walter and Jessica at the summit of Mt. Zeus, with a view of much of Naxos and other islands visible in the background.

Fields of Naxos

25: Nature: Jessica in the beautiful countryside of Naxos, on the back slopes of Mt. Zeus. Notice the stone wall, where there were often herds of goats ambling about.

Store in Naxos

26: Shopping: Greece in general, and Naxos in particular, are full of enchanting shops along narrow, windy streets. Jessica tries out a hairpin in a fairy themed store we came across.

Boat between Santorini and Naxos

27: Boat Trip: Traveling by boat is always a special experience. We took this boat from Naxos to the island of Santorini.

Wild dolphins from boat

28: Dolphins: While on the boat, a group of at least five dolphins joined us and swam along the bow for several minutes! This view is looking straight down from the side of the boat into the water, where one dolphin can be seen jumping into the air, and two others on either side of it in the water. A magic experience and true blessing! :-)

Fira, Santorini

29: Santorini Town: Jessica welcomes you to the sunny island of Santorini, Greece. The town of Fira can be seen on the edge of the cliff.

Santorini caldera

30: Santorini Caldera: Jessica and Walter together at the edge of the caldera on Santorini. Santorini is an enormous ancient volcano, that erupted 3600 years ago and then collapsed into the sea. It greatly changed the world around it, just as we have been greatly changed together. :-)

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