We were all very excited to see the Acropolis yesterday. Many said that they had waited years to be here amidst the ruins of Athens' most sacred mountain. It was crowded, yes. But we were able to get some very nice photos of various buildings. Our tour guide, Maria, was very charming and had some good things to say about the history and culture of Greece both ancient and modern.
Jackie and Lucas share a moment
(Jeremiah "AJ" Arsenault, Heather Garoufalis, Lucas Boyans-Hahn, Jackie Smith, Derek Winslow, Holly Bonarrigo, Peter Stone, Kate Shanteler, Ethan Spanier (Director) and Holly Bowers.
We were all famished when we came down from the Acropolis, so we went to lunch at a touristy taverna near the Acro. Museum. Salads and meats all around.
The Acropolis Museum was also very interesting. As you approach the entrance, the floor is transparent and one can peer down to the ruins of Athens from the 6th century CE (Late Antique Period.)
The first floor holds famous sculpture found in Athens (Kritios Boy, Pensive Athena, Kore Peplophoros) We then stopped and took coffee on the 2nd floor where a balcony overlooks the Acropolis itself. (We sat inside to get out of the heat.) The museum has many nice touches, not least of which is that the top floor that holds the famous decorative sculptures is designed in the same size and orientation as the Parthenon itself. The brief movie was also informative.