Thursday, September 01, 2005

Acropolis and Parthenon of Athens. SSW, is the hill of Socrates' cell where he drank hemlock in 399 B.C.E. (described in Plato's Apology) Just ESE of the Acropolis is the mostly destroyed Temple of Olympian Zeus. The big park and palace (Parliament maybe? Whatever it is, it is a great place to walk, with privacy surprisingly available in such a public place) is directly NE. Due West of the destroyed Temple is Olympic Stadium, of 1896.

This little slice through the earth, is actually a shipping channel, and is dizzying to behold if you walk out onto the overhanging bridge. The massive rift is located West of Athens along the major highway heading to Corinth, and the ancient ruins of Mycenae, nestled in the mountainside of that satellite photo, facing north.


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