Every June, the Greek Orthodox Church in Denver puts on a Greek Festival. I first went as a girl when the festival was still fairly small. Now the event has grown into quite a large event attracting thousands of people over the weekend. The gold dome of the Assumption Cathedral is stunning against a blue sky. Inside the dome is painted and gilded in brilliant colors in a method known as iconography, which depicts the life of Christ. You can see pictures HERE.
The light of the setting sun made for a glorious backdrop to the the smaller cross atop another building on the Cathedral property.
There are lots of things to enjoy at the Greek Festival including live Greek music, lots of Greek Dancing, shopping among the variety of Greek boutiques, sampling various Greek wines and beer, but mostly a wonderful assortment of Greek foods! My favorite items on the menu were the kalamari (yummy whole squid dipped in batter and deep fried to perfection!), dolmathes (grape leaves stuffed with meat and rice served with an egg/lemon sauce) and loukoumathes (Greek honey balls - sort of like rich doughnut holes - dipped in honey and walnuts ~ to die for!) This photo is looking down into the food plaza from up near the Cathedral Dome.
Opa! (happiness and good life!)