Well hello there. It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I last posted. Life got in the way, between preparing for my annual trip to California, actually enjoying said trip, and then coming back to Chile naively thinking “now I shall sort out my life” before a tidal wave of work made it clear that sleep was barely on the agenda, so I could forget about blogging.
But I’m back. I still like Athens. And today you get the big guns in that department. Oh yes, it’s Acropolis time.
At one point in my life, thanks to that Classical Civilizations minor, I could have led you through this series of photos with a reenactment of the Great Panathenaic procession which led up the hill to the Parthenon. Now I can barely remember that the frieze around the top of the Parthenon depicts that ceremony, and the details are as fuzzy as most of the remaining carvings.
What I can say is that when they tell you to go early, they mean it. This is what the entrance looks like at 1 pm. Taking a picture without about a hundred of your fellow tourists is impossible.
Luckily I didn’t mind sharing, and my goal of taking better photos this time around was achieved despite having to jockey for space (not hard considering the snapshot quality of pictures from my first visit!). Even if you’re not a history geek, blue skies and white marble from ancient times makes for good eye candy, right?
After this day of sightseeing, I had to get down to the real reason for my trip to Athens: work. And while I ate plenty of delicious food, there are no photos because I like to try to avoid professional embarrassment and therefore do not pull out my camera at work dinners. So until next time, Athens. Save me some souvlaki.