Each Saturday from now on, I’ll be sharing a photo with you from my travels around the world.
This week, the photo comes from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
The ancient Acropolis is easily the most popular and recognizable thing in Athens. In fact, this is the reason most people come to the Greek capital — to see this incredible part of world history. This particular photo was taken atop the Acropolis, looking out over the ruins of the Old Temple of Athena (destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC) and the Erechtheion, another ancient temple that dates back to the 400s BC. The Erechtheion was my favorite building on the Acropolis (yes, I liked it even better than the Parthenon) because of the “Porch of the Caryatids” (Porch of the Maidens) on the north side of the temple. On this porch, the columns holding up the temple roof are actually shaped liked women.
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