Dangerously Daydreaming

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

The Ruins of Philippi

Another memory from my travels, a wannabe-archeologist moment, and grand adventure all rolled into one.  Nearing the end of a construction-focused humanitarian aid trip to Strumica, Macedonia, my team and I went to visit the Roman ruins of Philippi.

For a time we were the only ones wandering through the city: a maze of rubble and stone, the heat of the afternoon sun overhead, imagining the rushing feet of a busy populace along once-colonaded streets.  I found myself meandering in peacefulness, quiet as the columns that I traipsed past, and pensive as a Roman philosopher…

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9 comments on “The Ruins of Philippi

  1. storiesbywilliams
    April 11, 2012

    Amazing! It wouldn’t be named for King Philip of Macedon would it?

    • Audrey
      April 11, 2012

      You’re right on! Yes, I believe it was founded by Philip II around 350 B.C. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  2. captainariel
    April 11, 2012

    SO jealous! You have all the best adventures! 😀 …and you really are an incredible writer!

    • Audrey
      April 11, 2012

      Thank you! It was such a great experience, especially with all the significance to the early church in Europe. So powerful!

  3. ethelthedean
    April 11, 2012

    Seriously cool photos. Roman ruins are endlessly fascinating. I could wander them for days!

    I love reading about all your amazing adventures 🙂

    • Audrey
      April 11, 2012

      You really can’t go wrong with photos in ruins. 🙂 I love getting to feel like an archeologist for a day!

      Thank you!! I’ve been loving all the posts from your own adventures. We need to talk about Russia still…

  4. ramona pozek
    April 12, 2012

    These photos are amazing! Your “construction-focused humanitarian aid trip ” sounds intriguing. I would love to hear more about that and the organization that you travelled with. Looks like that would be a trip worth taking and a great adventure!

    • Audrey
      April 12, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by to check it out.
      I try to travel international on humanitarian aid trips at least once a year. Lately my church (North County Christ the King) has been organizing them. But in the past, I worked for 6 months with a non-profit organization called Youth With A Mission as well and spent 2 months in Southeast Asia doing human trafficking work, construction, and refugee relief. Are you looking to join a team going on a short term aid trip right now?

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