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Athens, Greece – The Acropolis

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We started out the morning headed to Philadelphia.  See post of people missing flights.  We left for Greece on my birthday and my birthday dinner was airplane food.  Here is up waiting on line to board the plane

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The flight out there was uneventful.  When we got to Athens we decided to take public transportation to the hotel.  The train ride was very easy and the signs are in both English and Greek.  I got the hotel off of price line and it was supposed to be a 3 star hotel.  The hotel was not in what appeared to be the best of areas there was grafitti all over the place in Athens in general not just where we were staying.  We had an ok view from our room but the tv in the room was smaller than my laptop.  After getting settled in the hotel we hoped back on the subway and headed to the Acropolis.  They have a pretty good deal where you can get tickets for all of the things on Acropolis for about 12 euro each.  Here is a picture of the Parthenon from the bottom of the Acropolis.

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Here is the Theatre of Dionysus.  It’s amazing that this has been around since 530 BC

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The seats have writing underneath them.  I’m assuming these are names of people that sat on them since the seats appear to be in the front row.

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This is the Odeon of Herodes.  It was built in 160 AD but redone in 1955.

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Headed up the Acropolis was very crowded.  Be sure that if you go up there you wear sneakers.  One of my husband’s friends for warned me.  It is really slippery up there as the ground is all marble.

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It was an amazing place to visit and

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The view down to the city was amazing it’s no wonder they built this up here.

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It was very steep going up and down.   Here are several pictures.

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There are pieces of stone everywhere.  They all appear to be numbered in some way.  It also looks as if they are trying to put missing pieces in to stabilize it.  There were people working inside and cleaning and taping marble.

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This is in the corner of the Parthenon.  I didn’t see it until I zoomed in

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There were just scroll pieces everywhere.  There was a stack of these

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You can see where the pieces have shifted.

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So as you can see I took a lot of pictures this is an amazing place to see.  I will continue to go through our day next week.

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