Photographer's Note

Acropolis and the Herodeum as seen from the south, from the hill of Philopappus.

There are many places in Athens from which you can photograph the Holy Rock. I prefer the hill of Philopappus because of the peace it offers and for the view of the city and the sea from the south part of the hill.

I love Acropolis and everytime I pass by I always lift my head to see the Parthenon. Much of the young people of Athens still prefer the surrounding area of the Holy Rock for their walk, or for the nightlife it offers. No matter how many times we have been to Plaka, Monastiraki, Thission, Psiri, we always want to go back there. I will never forget that during the Olympics we spent our nights at Plaka and Psiri, waiting to see the foreigners who came to see the Games, and we realised that apart from the tourists (who were actually the minority) all of Athens' youth was dancing and drinking at Psiri under the lights of the Parthenon.

The Acropolis is the symbol, the heart and the soul of my city. Despite the fact that I lived all my life under its shade, it's still my favourite part in town and the only place I feel home. I know its whole history by heart and I could write to you endless historical details. What I would like you to feel though is how we, the Athenians , see and feel about it and how it's still a living part of our everyday life, our nights and our dreams.

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