Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Acropolis


One day in Athens is not a lot of time, but it is all we had.  We made the most of it.  We went to the Acropolis immediately, climbing up the south side.  Although they were adhering to their off-season hours, it was still quite busy with large numbers of tour groups.  But tour groups only go to the highlights, so the Theater of Dionysos and the Odeon of Herodes Attikus were not so crowded.  At the top of the Acropolis it was insanely windy -- to the point of blowing us over.  This was my third visit to the Acropolis and every time it has been covered in scaffolding.  Apparently we shouldn't expect to see it without scaffolding for many more years to come. At least the Erechteion was clear this time. 

The Parthenon

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This (next two photos) is all that is left of the frieze (the rest is in the British Museum):

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The Erechteion

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Other buildings on the Acropolis (north side)

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Odeon of Herodes Attikus

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Theater of Dionysos

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Random things on the south side

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