Acropolis

Sunday we met up with Anna and toured the Acropolis. It was overcast and intermittently drizzly. We caught a cab from our apartment to the Acropolis Museum, for €5. We had thought this incredibly cheap, being conditioned to accept Australian taxi fares, but later caught a cab across town for twice the distance and duration at a cheaper fare. The museum was full of tourists and sculptures. I was super excited to see the caryatids as well as the new upstairs outdoor indoor display for the bits that are still mostly in museums overseas, yet to be returned to Greece. The awe that I felt standing at the Parthenon was what I’d expected to see at Niagara Falls but hadn’t: finally seeing something in person that I’d read about or studied at school and being amazed to see in reality.

 

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