ATHENS BY FOOT

Join me on a journey into the Golden Age of Ancient Athens by Foot

Greek Islands & Mainland

Ἑλλάς Greece, otherwise known as Hellas or Ellada to the locals. A trip to Greece simply has to include at least one overnight in the capital city of Athens.  To understand the wealth in archaeology and history is to set foot on the acropolis, hear the wind whistle through the columns as you grasp the…

Lesvos – The Eden of The East

Sigh …   This island is my second home, my childhood playground… The place where I first set eyes on and fell in-love with the Olive Tree, it’s silver-green leaf, her fruit, and golden olive oil (unique to Mytilene).  The island of poetry and myth, from the 6th Century BCE poet – Sappho’s, to Stratis Myrivilis,…

Homer’s Iliad (A study/travel guide)

Homer’s Iliad Based on Richmond Alexander Lattimore’s (1906-1984) translated version Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961. Image Credit to – Cover design by Sue Allen. I have taken the honor of publishing my sketch notes on Homer’s Iliad during my studies at The American College of Greece, Athens.  I strongly recommend this phenomenal book for any traveler…

Athens Parliament / King Otto’s Palace

The New Parliament/ King Otto’s Palace The New Parliament building in Syntagma Square, Athens was the former Palace to King Otto and his Queen, Amalia.  It has marked many generations of historical facts that have withstood many changes and adaptations in both the political and architectural patterns.  Adaptations and renovations mainly took place after the…

Archaic Period – Ancient Greece – Sculpture

    The Rampin Horseman, ca. 550 BCE, Acr. 590 Housed in the Acropolis Museum A fragmented male equestrian is featured as subject matter in the object of my discussion, which is housed within the Acropolis Museum, Athens Greece.  I will attempt to translate my visual interpretation into a textual language of description. The medium…

Athens Concert Hall / Megaron

An Evening of Symphony I attended the Athens Concert Hall (Mitropoulos Hall, Megaron) on Saturday, 31 October 2009 to appreciate and absorb the music of R. Wagner, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, J. Haydn and Z. Kod’aly.  In having to report my experience at the Megaron, i have selected J. Haydn as my topic of expression in his Symphony…