ATHENS, GREECE – HERE WE COME 1959

DELPHI
DELPHI, GREECE 1959
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY SINCE 1960

ARRIVING AT ATHENS AIRPORT  SEP. 1959

ARRIVING AT ATHENS AIRPORT SEP. 1959

GROUP PICTURE AT THE ATHENS TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

GROUP PICTURE AT THE ATHENS TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE


LETTER OF WELCOME FROM THE C.A. DOXIADIS

LETTER OF WELCOME FROM C.A. DOXIADIS, PRESIDENT, ATHENS TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

LETTER OF WELCOME BY THE MAYOR OF ATHENS

LETTER OF WELCOME BY THE MAYOR OF ATHENS

ATHENS TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, ATHENS
Sep. 1959-Sep. 1960

Sponsored by the Pakistan’s Housing and Development Ministry and funded by the Greek Government and the United Nations, a group of 19 persons, from various National and Provincial departments of the West and East Pakistan, came to Athens Technological Institute in Athens for their training in EKISTICS (Science of Human Settlement)for a year’s stay in Athens. While they came 19 in Sep. 1959, they returned 18 in Sep. 1960, one escaped as he had fallen in love with a Greek girl, when taking Greek language classes, which a majority of us also took. I was the first one to drop off that class, could not learn fast enough to be in the class.
Following year (1960-61 session) the second batch of students came for the same training at the Athens Technological Institute and, when leaving back in Sep. 1961, the student who had escaped return to the country previous year, was escorted under security to the Athens International Airport. However, with an excuse to go to the bathroom, same guy again escaped departure and plane left without him for the second time. Both years his checked in luggage reached Karachi without him. I don’t remember what happened to his luggage. However, I vaguely remember one of our group meeting him much later, living in Athens with his wife happily thereafter.

FIRST GROUP PICTURE Dec. 1, 1959

FIRST EKISTICS STUDENTS GROUP PICTURE
Dec. 1, 1959

RECEPTION BY ATI

RECEPTION BY ATI AT THE HOTEL BRATINCA

PERFORMANCE AT GREAT BRITANICA

PERFORMANCE AT THE HOTEL GREAT BRITANICA<

GREEK FOLKLORE
GREEK FOLKLORE

GREEK FOLKLORE

LEVADIA

LEVADIA

LEVADIA BEAUTIFUL

LEVADIA BEAUTIFUL

METEORA MONASTRY

METEORA MONASTRY

METEORA MONASTRY

METEORA MONASTRY

METEORA Photo Credit: Internet

METEORA
Photo Credit: Internet

MYCENE TOMB

MYCENE TOMB

ENCOUNTER WITH  FRIENDLY GREEK

ENCOUNTER WITH FRIENDLY GREEK

FROM AIRPORT TO PARTHENON

FROM AIRPORT TO PARTHENON

SALONICA CITY CHURCH

SALONICA CITY CHURCH

KASTORIA CHURCH

KASTORIA CHURCH

VARIA MOSQUE

VARIA MOSQUE

NAFPLION MOSQUE

NAFPLION MOSQUE

TRIKALA, KOURSOUM (SINAI) MOSQUE

TRIKALA, KOURSOUM
(SINAI) MOSQUE

KASTORIA RESIDENT

ELDERLY KASTORIA RESIDENT

ZAKYNTHOS PORT

ZAKYNTHOS PORT

MYSTRAS

MYSTRAS

PORT VIEW

PORT VIEW

KOZANI - AGIOS NIKOLAS CLOCKTOWER

KOZANI – AGIOS NIKOLAS
CLOCKTOWER

LANGHADIA VILLAGE

LANGHADIA VILLAGE