Grecian Formula Number 3

Today we go to the Acropolis. We know it is up there, how do we get there – walk.
But first, sustenance. How about over there next to the ‘Dirty Wash’, let’s try the Coffee Joint. (It was the finest omelette we had in Greece.)
Ok, directions, that guy looks like he might know the way to the Acropolis.

“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”).[1] 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)

Being the most famous set of extant buildings in Greece, the crowds are present every day.
I wanted to take a myriad number of photos of the Acropolis so in an effort to do some creative things I unpacked my crystal photography ball. Do you know what happens on a sunny day when you hold a crystal ball in your hand? I have titled this shot: “AAAAAA…AAAAAA.” (And remember, this is just a demonstration, it is not a competition, please do not try this at home).
Ok, try it again. Acropolis means highest point in the city, so start walking up.

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.

The Athens Acropolis has been attacked and threatened many times, the Greeks took the pains to save individual pieces for antiquity.
In Athens they are continually searching for their heritage. There are digs everywhere and anthropologists look for what Athens was. Even under the Acropolis Museum there is a major site of exploration.
A long hot day lead to our exploration for a Greek pop (that is the correct word for it…not ‘soda’).

2 responses to “Grecian Formula Number 3”

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    deniseflanders@icloud.com

    What is extant?

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