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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Acropolis!


Today was a VERY hot and sweaty day, but oh how worth it it was! We saw one of the most historic, iconic landmarks in all of the world: the Acropolis. And sitting atop the Acropolis is the Parthenon, looking down upon the gorgeous, historic theatres and pieces of marble and stone used back then. It also overlooks Athens as far as the eye can see. It is truly amazing. Here is a little snapshot of their history:


"The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization. It continues to stand as a symbol in many ways: it is the symbol of democracy and the Greek civilization. It also symbolizes the beginning of the Western civilization and stands as the icon of European culture. The Parthenon was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of the city of Athens and goddess of wisdom. It was built under the instructions of Pericles, the political leader of Athens in the 5th century BC. The Parthenon was constructed between 447 and 438 BC and its sculptural decoration was completed in 432 BC." --http://www.acropolisofathens.gr/aoa/the-acropolis/monument/

So here we go, lots of pictures coming at ya! Including a couple at the start to prove how difficult it is to be a cat/dog/animal lover here with all of the strays!! 



















































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