ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (Athens, Greece)

I went to the museum to, first, stay away from the heat before hiking to the Acropolis, but I was immediately impressed by its structure. I love the way how the modern building was designed to house ancient artifacts.
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The Acropolis museum floats over the archaeological site in Makrygianni.

So you also have the view of the excavation that lies beneath.

Neat!

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The use of glass all throughout the space lets the natural light in which added more dimension to the sculptures inside. And also because of this transparent enclosure, you have a great view of the Parthenon.

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Part of a female face with inlaid eyes. Second half of the 4th cent. BC Praxias ' Votive offering for his beloved wife ,set in a niche of a pillar in the sanctuary of Asclepios. The New Acropolis Museum
Part of a female face with inlaid eyes. Praxias’ offering for his beloved wife, set in a niche of a pillar in the sanctuary of Asclepios. Second half of the 4th century BC
(image from the net)

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Bull devoured by two lions
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I loved looking at the sculptures and discovering its surface variations, its crumbling textures and its faded colors. I appreciated it more with its missing parts. For me, it was more striking and interesting like that.

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Museum restaurant overlooking the Parthenon

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The horse rider owes his name to his colorful oriental garment, a short chiton and pants (anaxyrides). 520-510 BC.
(image from the net)

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I enjoyed the experience of exploring the space, its different floor levels of Greek antiquities.

I also appreciated how the inside (historical world) relates to the view outside .

It was a true visual treat, not to mention a good respite from the heat

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Can you spot which ones I got from the museum shop ?:)

RELATED READING:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2009/jun/16/acropolis-museum-athens-elgin-marbles

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