One of the great pleasures of Athens is looking up a cross street at an intersection and seeing something like this. It always makes my heart leap. On the right, the walls of the Library of Hadrian. In the center, the Tower of the Winds in the Roman Agora. Above, the Acropolis with part of the Erechtheion visible.

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  1. I still haven’t got over the sense of wonder that comes with the realization that these places are real, that it’s not just something in a book. The thing is, there’s so much of it you can’t take it all in. You remember as much as you can, and you try to let the rest osmose through your pores.

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