Trees of Athens

  • SumoMe

Today’s Monday Zen is a tribute for the trees of Athens and the plant life that thrives around her ancient sites.

In such a busy city, the rich smell of pine and cypress with the sound of wind rustling through olive trees is an oasis.

Trees in Athens

In the background is the Pnyx Hill, the very spot where democracy was born.

Trees in Athens

 Peeking above the pine trees is The Temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis rock.

Trees in Athens

Strange to imagine today, but it’s been said that Ancient Athenians were extremely proud of their air quality .

Perhaps the air of ancient Athens still lingers in these miniature forest and we are two steps closer to walking hand in hand with the ancients.

 

 

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