Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Acropolis!

04/04/09 1600 (local time)

What a huge day!!! I did the whole touristy thing with the Brazillians! We went up to see the Acropolis, which was amazing just realizing that this was created thousands and thousands years ago, and its still going strong!

We took loads of photos, and since the Acropolis is located on top of a “mountain” you have this amazing view of the city of Athens. Because all you see is the cream buildings, and although on top the view of Athens looks so peaceful and calm, you know down below it is hectic!

The Acropolis is the most important ancient monument in the Western World. The Acropolis served as a place of fortress and place of worship. What makes it so amazing, is that the city has ultimately been built around the Acropolis. It is properly amazing!!

The Acropolis from ground level! It just looks over the city!

One of the many theaters.

On the way to the Acropolis, on the right its the Temple of Athena Nike!

A view of the gate going into the Acropolis!

TOURIST!!! With the Parthenon

The Parthenon!

TOURIST! Just chilling Aussie Style!

A really really good looking tourist! Standing infront of the Parthenon

The Olympian Zeus! (visited tomorrow)

Not sure what this is, but looks pretty awesome!

On a HUGE rock, overlooking the City of Athens!

The Brazilians!!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having a blast. Love the tourist photos! And good to see you are still "matching" stripes with checks when you get dressed in the morning :P hehe
    Hope you have a very Happy Easter :),
    xox kel