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First view of Parthenon  

First view of Parthenon

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
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