Day 43 The Parthenon

The Parthenon is a must see when you visit Athens…or London, but Athens is better.  My fist introduction to the Parthenon was at the British Museum where a large portion of the actual Parthenon is being displayed.  You might wonder why London has part of the Parthenon, it’s because a British archeologist stole them in the night so that he could preserve them.  He claimed that Greece was letting these ancient ruins rot and fall.  Unfortunately, they were.  So, me being me, I sided with the British archeologist.  It was hard for me to understand why anyone would just let these beautiful pieces of art crumble to the ground. Then I went to Athens and I saw why; just about every street that we turned down we saw more marble, more columns, more evidence of this ancient life.  It was everywhere.

Since, the night of the theft, Greece has decided to make more of an effort to save these treasures.  You can see in this picture of The Acropolis (the highest point in the city) they are working hard to restore the Parthenon and the other buildings back to their original state.

This picture was taken from another high point in the city, Agios Georgios, where we could see all of Athens as it spread from the sea to the hills.

Adjustments: contrast, temperature, hue, cropping, vignette

Until next time, good night.

Jenna x

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