Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Greece - Acropolis, Athens
The famous Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Giuseppe, a sociologist who lives in Manduria, an ancient messapian city in Salento, South-East of Italy. Giuseppe spent last summer in Athens and this postcard was sent from Italy.
Thanks to Giuseppe for the beautiful stamp.
The Athenian Acropolis is the supreme expression of the adaptation of architecture to a natural site. This grand composition of perfectly balanced massive structures creates a monumental landscape of unique beauty consisting of a complete series of masterpieces of the 5th century BC. The monuments of the Acropolis have exerted an exceptional influence, not only in Graeco-Roman antiquity, a time when in the Mediterranean world they were considered exemplary models, but in contemporary times as well.