The Parthenon June 15th 2012 Walked over to the Acropolis in the morning right when it opened, at 8:30. One thing I was surprised by: how slick the stones are underfoot. I guess from people walking over them for so long a period of time, they've literally been worn smooth. People were wiping out right and left. Went up through the Propylaia, which is basically the grand entryway, and you're hit right away with the Par ... read more
Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
The best places aren't on any maps.
- Herman Melville
At the end of all of our exploration we will arrive back at the beginning and know that place for the very first time.
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not truly lived.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden... full info