“The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis is from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, “highest point, extremity”) and πόλις (polis, “city”). The term acropolis is generic and there are many other acropoleis in Greece. During ancient times the Acropolis of Athens was known also more properly as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the supposed first Athenian king.” (Wikipedia)
What does it mean to walk in the place of ancient history? To stand where the ones you read about in history books stood and gave speeches that formed philosophy and ideas so big they have lasted hundreds of years? If you follow the crowds and keep in line or run from ruin to ruin you cannot feel the immensity of the moment. Here are shots of the times I stood and felt what was happening then and now.
We walked to the Acropolis Museum to observe extant pieces from the structures. On the way there is a number of what we mistakingly call ‘graffiti’. A better name is ‘Street Art’. These noncommissioned unknown artist pieces are all around Greece.
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