[391] 2019-12-25 Walking from Acropolis

Acropolis ~ Kifissia Station

16 km

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1. This is the map of southern Greece where I will travel for one week.

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2. Today I will walk about 16km. Though it is a short distance, it will take considerable time because I have to pass through the streets.

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3. I went up to Acropolis, today’s starting point.

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4. The pavement of uphill road was very sturdy.

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5. I rose a small hill next to Acropolis(altitude 156 meters).

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6. Among many polises in Greece, Athens had a large flat land along with Sparta. And these two polises confronted with each other for a long time.

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7. We can find out the story of these two polises in history textbook. In beginning stage, the Athens was open-minded and had the cultural base for growth. Many people in Athens needed space for shelter. Athens became the origin of city planning. Grid-pattern streets of Hippodamus, and Agora square which enabled the direct democracy appeared in the context of this open-mindedness.

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8. I took a selfie with a baby whom I met on the hill.

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9. The Acropois was not open on Christmas day. I took this picture at 10 o’clock which was noticed as the starting time of today’s pilgrimage. The remains of Parthenon are seen on the back.

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10. The members of Korean Society in Greece did not appear, though I gave notice of my pilgrimage. Instead, I met Korean tourists, and took a selfie with them.

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11. I could see a church building on downhill bystreet.

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12. I could see many cats at a building of The Old University.

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13. There was a cafe at bystreet with steps.

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14. I visited again Greek Orthodox Cathedral which I called on yesterday.

I took a picture before starting today’s pilgrimage.

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15. I took a selfie with a Filipino tourist who took a picture above.

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16. The tourist bus in the street. Residents and tourists are all asleep in the morning of Christmas day.

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17. Athens Academy is located in the central street.

https://namu.wiki/w/%EC%95%84%ED%85%8C%EB%84%A4%20%ED%95%99%EB%8B%B9

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18. Sometimes in the future, I would like to come back again and take a close look of this place. The name of Athens Academy is famous for the paintings of Raffaello.

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19. Street table.

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20. While I walked by cinema building, I could see the ad of “Murder on the Orient Express”.

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21. When I saw the ad, it reminded me of KS Orient Express which I proposed in my article in the past. I would like to introduce the article again here.

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22. This idea was conceived about 10 years ago. And it was revealed in my article written on Media Today around the end of last year.

http://www.mediatoday.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=145728

Nowadays the exchange of people between Korea and China exceeds more than 10 million. If they can travel by train, it will reduce a considerable amount of CO2 and help the Climate Change crisis.

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23. Here I could sense the popularity of Baby Shark.

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24. Trolley bus which moves by electric cable is operating in the streets.

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25. I could find a Asian restaurant which is very rare in Greece. The chairs are South-east Asian style. The furniture materials made of wood and straw are recommendable.

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26. I could find a familiar shrimp food which I ate from time to time when I travelled in South-east Asia. The price was 10 euro.

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27. I was waiting at the crossroad for green traffic light, and I sensed some feeling in the back. I looked back, and found this lady to take of picture of me. She was curious about my apparel. I handed out pamphlet and took a selfie with her.

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28. I could see many apartments like this picture.

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29. The blinds were pulled down to shield hot afternoon sunshine coming from the west.

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30. The climate of Greece is warm even in winter. I could see many orange trees.

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31. Greece is the origin of square culture. I could find small and beautiful squares everywhere in the streets.

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32. A modern-type church is located between common buildings.

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33. This lady was fascinated by the characters ‘South Korea’ on my back. She seems to be a fan of K-pop.

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34. The signboard, eco car, attracts my attention. The design of small cars were dandy. Are these all electric car?

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35. I could find an interesting historic relics at a place, 3 km ahead of the finishing point.

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36. At this village, the city planning map which showes survey of real estates and land use was made firstly in Greece in the middle of 19th century. I would like to take a close look later.

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37. In addition, the first brewery of beer was found in this village.

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38. It was an interesting place.

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39. The appearance of old farm was preserved in good shape.

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40. I am moving toward suburb. The main transportation is car.

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41. In the meantime, I found a good bakery. The owner of the bakery welcomed me.

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42. This young man was very curious about my pilgrimage. He asked about the details of pilgrimage. Is he going to join me?

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43. One of the family members was this beautiful lady with bright smile.

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43. The owner gave ma a bag of bread and cookies. I took out them for photo.

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44. And we took a picture together.

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45. While I was walking, I found this barbecue under a roof. I took a video of this barbecue.

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46. Residence area near the finishing point.

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47. The design of sidewalk is Roman=style.

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48. Today’s destination is Kifissia station. This is the last station of the oldest electric railroad.

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49. I go back to my shelter, which was a starting point of today’s pilgrimage. Tomorrow, I will come to this station by electric railroad, and start again.



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