travel tuesday :: athens, greece
I feel that so much of what we’ve seen created in the last 100 years, has brought shame to these great people. How is it, that with all of the modern marvels, machinery, experience, knowledge, we’ve used art less and less to tend towards straight functionality and economics? (Yes, there’s a whole other diatribe about quality of construction to be had here too!) When’s the last time you drove by a building in “middle America” and thought “Oh my God that’s beautiful!” And if you have…when was it built? I’m not saying this applies 100%, but the ratio is heavily weighted on the side of “how quick can we throw something up, so we can start turning a profit, even if it will be crumbling in a decade”.
So, stop one : Athens. A perfect climate, a variety of old and new, and glorious sparkling waters less than 30 minutes away. Enjoy!