Athens in the winter

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Athens lesser known

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history of Athens

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memories of Zeus

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Collections of the Acropolis Museum

The four floors of the museum cover an area of 14,000 m², where fragments of buildings, sculptures and artifacts found on the Acropolis are presented.

 

Entrance to the Archaeological Museum

Greece wanted the Acropolis Museum to be commissioned before the 2004 Olympic Games. However, during excavations for the foundations, the ruins of the city from the early Christianity were found. At the expense of postponing the opening date, the work was suspended and a competition was announced for a new project that will be built on discovered finds and which will allow to admire the ruins. The current building was completed three years after the intended date, but the opening took place two years later. Today, tourists are delighted by walking on the glass floor or open pit as in the picture.

 

Ground floor at the Acropolis Museum

on the mocks you can see how the hill has changed over the centuries. Here, you can admire exhibits of original everyday objects, dating back to 3,000 BC. No photos are allowed at this level.

 

First floor of the Acropolis Museum

are original decorative elements of temples such as bark, original caryatids from Erechtheion, a frieze from the temple of Athena Nike, various votive gifts and reconstructions, such as the tympanum from the Parthenon.

 

The second floor of the museum is the Parthenon Gallery

It is entirely devoted to decorations from the most famous temple of Greece. The second floor of the museum is inverted to the main axis by 23 °, so that the entire level is parallel to the Parthenon. The glass facade makes this clear. You can watch here:

Fragments of the frieze of Panathenaic Games (Panatenaje is the festival of the birth of Athena), made by Phidias. It consisted of 115 blocks, with a total length of 160 m. Unfortunately, the museum has only 50 m, another 80 m is in the British Museum, and individual elements in other museums.

92 metopes, each presenting a separate scene from the battle of the Athenians with the Persians.

Other Parthenon decorations, e.g. acroterions, i.e. decorations crowning the top and side corners of the pediment.

Acropolis Museum in Athens

is, as the name suggests, a museum relating to the monuments of the Acropolis and its closest surroundings. Built according to the design of the Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, it was opened on June 20. 2009. Because the building stands on the remains of ancient Athens, glass floors were used to view the ancient city. In fact, it makes an amazing impression, because you are aware that you can really walk on ancient apartments, baths, shops, workshops, but also pitchers, tools, everyday objects. There is a lot to explore in the museum, because it has 14000 m². The collection dates back to the 6th century BC collected from the Acropolis and its closest surroundings. Visitors many specimens have seen only here for the first time because there was no room at the old National Archeological Museum to display them.

 

 

Building of the Acropolis Museum

seemingly inconspicuous, it actually has important properties. The lightweight construction does not burden the ground, because the museum, also not by accident, stands on the ruins of the ancient city. The glass facade shows the nearby Parthenon, to which the museum building is perfectly parallel and proportional. This is not accidental. Athenians believe that the new museum will help reclaim artworks owned by the British museum. In the nineteenth century, the British ambassador, Lord Elgin, bought them from Turkey for very low price. Then sold to the British Museum. They have since been called "Elgin's Marbles". Until the opening of the new museum, the English explained that Greece did not have a worthy place to display such valuable monuments. Many distinguished guests from around the world came to the opening ceremony, but Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and the Prime Minister of England did not show.

   Nie wyobrażam sobie wyjazdu, w jakiekolwiek miejsce Grecji, bez towarzystwa greckiej muzyki. Przyznam, że nie rozumiem dlaczego w hotelach słychać największe światowe przeboje, a pomijane są szlagiery miejscowe. Jedynie będąc na Samos, może dzięki temu, że był to mały hotelik, zapoczątkowaliśmy puszczanie greckich przebojów. Gdy pytaliśmy animatorów czy barmanów dlaczego tak jest, usłyszeliśmy, że turystów interesują aktualne przeboje ze światowych list przebojów a nie ich, miejscowe. Wiadomo, hotelowi zależy by klient był zadowolony... 
   Dziś nie rozumiem dlaczego długo zwlekałam z wyjazdem na wyspę Rodos. Oprócz zalet opisanych na zakładce "Rodos", zachwycił mnie tam fakt, że wszędzie słyszałam greckie przeboje, także w hotelu, w którym mieszkałam. Czasem przechodząc obok sklepiku czy tawerny, podałam głośno który to wykonawca. Zachwyt Greka był ogromny. Gdy w dodatku odezwał się mój mąż który, ucząc się od trzech lat greckiego, zna język całkiem dobrze, byliśmy goszczeni na specjalnych warunkach. W sklepiku, w którym zakupiłam nową płytkę, Greczynka opowiadała, jak Grecja płakała w lutym 2015, gdy w wypadku samochodowym zginął Padelis Padelidis. Faktycznie, jeszcze latem 2017 roku, wszędzie słyszałam na wyspie tego wykonawcę. 
   Zachęcam do zainteresowania się greckimi przebojami. Oczywiście najsłynniejsza piosenka to ta z filmu "Grek Zorba", jednak zapewniam, że choć jest dla nas najbardziej rozpoznawalna, nie jest jedynym greckim przebojem, i z całą pewnością nie najczęściej, przez Greków, słuchanym.
   Młode Greczynki zachwycone są piosenkarzem - Andonis Remos. Właśnie jego płytę kupiłam sobie ostatnio. Sprzedawczyni dosłownie rozpływała się opowiadając jak go uwielbia :)

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