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October 17th, 2005
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Greece: No real update today.
Using my precious precious online time to upload pics instead of write. Besides, today we just went to the National Archaeological Museum. It was worthwhile, but ... it was a museum, you know? There were lots of old things. I took many pictures and there's not really much I could say that wouldn't sound like any trip to any museum anywhere. Besides, we were there for like 7 hours and there are just so MANY artifacts that I think I hit the "antiquities fatigue" stage.

As a teaser, some gryphon heads from the museum at tlands. No time to organize the pics today though. Try not to hammer the raw archive -- I'm just using it as storage so I can clear out my (single) memory card.

Hoping I can call kadyg when I get back to the hotel. Missing her.

Early tomorrow morning, embark on four-day tour around the country. Unsure as to whether Internet access will be reliably available outside of Athens; may not be checking in for a while.

Current Mood: exhaustedGreece-y
Current Music: more random U.S. pop - Internet cafe music
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From:kadyg
Date:October 18th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)

Woooo! Wheeeeee!

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I'm in the raw archive! I'm in the raw archive!

Takes off shoes, lets down hair and runs around touching things while eating peanut butter straight from the jar.

(Come home soon, apparently I can't be trusted by myself.)
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From:elynne
Date:October 18th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)

Re: Woooo! Wheeeeee!

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*laughs and laughs*

And yes, I know just what you mean, baxil, wrt: "antiques fatigue" - at some point, it's just another damn ancient thing, who cares anymore? there's only TWELVE MILLION OF THEM. I understand that Egyptologists go through this fairly often - "Oh yay, we discovered ANOTHER GODDAMNED OBELISK. Do we have room for it in Obelisk Storage Shed #27? We stack 'em like cordwood out there."
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From:baxil
Date:October 20th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, it's almost sort of creepy just HOW MANY pieces there are around the sites they've dug up and are trying to reconstruct.

Stones are littered around like grave markers in a cemetery. There are paths to walk around on, and the rest of the area is filled up with little column pieces, wall pieces, random pieces of marble, badly degraded statues, etc. You almost come to expect a few flowers or wreaths laid at the base of a few not-quite-forgotten stoa.
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