Thursday, September 25, 2014

The beautiful new Acropolis Museum of Athens and a lobster risotto atthe Grande Bretagne

Self-portrait at the Acropolis Museum

In Greece last week, living a Travelife, we went up the hill to see the Parthenon and walk around the Acropolis one late afternoon on our second to the last day in Athens.

The view from the hill at sunset is simply stunning, no matter how many times I climb up this hill and see it.

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STUNNING DESIGN AND PRESENTATION

Then on the way down, we visited the new Acropolis Museum of Athens, opened just five years ago.

The last time I was in Athens, this museum was just being built, so it was my first time to see it on this trip.  Even for this reason alone, it was worth stopping in Athens for a weekend.

A CLOSE CALL



We barely made it in, as we were the very last visitors allowed in before the doors closed.

I was so glad we were able to see it as it is just amazing and so beautifully presented



Even the building's architecture is so tasteful and yet so modern, so that it stands out in this old city but does not obstruct anything in it. This is quite difficult to do.

A MUST-VISIT FOR ANTIQUITIES BUFFS


If you are interested in archeology and antiquities, as I am, this museum is a must-visit.

And even if you are just interested in the general history of Athens, don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see how life once was in ancient Athens, once the greatest city in the world.

LIFE IN THE ACROPOLIS



They have very cleverly arranged the items taken from the Acropolis so that you get a very good view of how things once were.

You also get a pretty accurate idea of how the Parthenon must have looked like when visitors to Athens once gazed upon it in awe thousands of years ago.


A CASUAL AND RELAXING DINNER
IN THE LOBBY OF THE GRANDE BRETAGNE

And then we went on to dinner at our hotel, the Grande Bretagne, which is the grande dame of hotels in Athens.

In the beautiful antiques-filled lobby of the Grande Bretagne, we had a relaxing and casual dinner.

And I ordered a Greek risotto filled to the brim with lobster meat and another Greek salad, for a last evening all together in Greece, living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.







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