Completing the Puzzle

September 16th, 2009 by | Country: Greece | No Comments »

A year ago, I was at the British Museum in London where I saw artifacts from the Parthenon.  In the past four years, I’ve seen a handful of Greek pottery at the Louvre.  I also spent a good few class sessions in Survey of Western Art History at my university learning about ancient Greek art.  After seeing all those ancient Greek artifacts and learning about them in the classroom, I knew that I needed to get to Greece at some point.


Seeing the Parthenon today was nothing like seeing the pictures in the textbook.  Just seeing carvings of the columns and the size just made me ponder how the Greeks were able to construct this incredible design.  Having the opportunity to touch the marble of the artifacts and walk around them is something that cannot be done learning in the classroom.

There was more than just the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis.  There was a stunning view of the city of Athens from the Acropolis which not only included buildings, but also mountains.


Now, I have finally finished putting the puzzle pieces together.

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