The Acropolis had been on my list of places to see for a very long time. The danger of being disappointed was therefore much  greater. There are, however, places that are larger than life and the Acropolis is one of those. The site, which dominates the city, has everything to impress, despite the inevitable erosion showing in  its majestic constructions. The moment was all  the more moving because the democratic values originating from  this place seem to have been  floundering lately.

For the grammarian that  I am, the emotion also came from the fact that ancient Greece is also the birthplace of Western grammar. The era  when philosophers explored  the faculty of language, reflected on the parts of speech, and saw the noun as   representing  substance, instead of being a SN, and before becoming a mortally boring matter for generations of school children who have never reconciled with his “rules”.

It was worth waiting Greece !


8 thoughts on “Acropolis”

    1. The scale of the place was what I was trying to capture (breath taking, even after all that time), and also a way not to see the crowd. Barrack Obama was much luckier than me, I noticed nobody was there, apart from his body guards when he went to the same site not long ago (I wonder why).

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