Travel Blogs from Athens
... of Wisdom. Construction began in 447 BC and continued until 438 BC. So that the structure appears to be standing up straight for people viewing it from the bottom of the Acropolis, it was actually constructed with a slight curve to it. That said it still looked pretty straight to me while looking at it up close. The columns in the Parthenon are bulky with the top of the column being plain.
The temple of Nike, a Ionic temple (i.e. the columns are slender and the top ...
... internet connection (
bear with me!). We have a gorgeous pool and nearby beach access. Glyfada has
many night clubs and high end fashion- it is a pricey area. Despite this the
tourists here are from other areas of Greece- besides the accommodating hotel
staff, many people around us speak little English. The signs, food, stores are
all written in Greek. As a result, I am picking up words, phrasing and
spellings very, very ...
... caught, neutered and chipped to keep track of them. This
way, they don’t breed and become a problem and seem to be better fed than the pet cats
because everyone feels responsible for them. This one lived around the Zeus
Temple and was pretty fat.
After this, it was off to the Parthenon and Acropolis, which,
by the way are together on the same hill. Well, actually the word Acropolis means: Top of the hill and the Parthenon ...
... and pottery. It was cool to see authentic Greek pottery, considering I have created some imitation greek pottery. I managed to snag a few pictures, even though it wasn't allowed. My boys were a little bored, but I thought it was fascinating (and it was free, which is nice). After the museum, we headed up to the Parthenon.
I guess I'm not very worldly, because I thought the Acropolis was just the Parthenon. I discovered that there is so much ...
... the school we were able to change and vocally warm up for our performance. Then when the students were coming in, or music director told us to go out in the audience and talk to the students, make a personal connection. We all suddenly became very nervous. This is not an easy task because the students speak Greek and for many of them, their second language was French. We were at first very hesitant but our professor ...