I’m not sure I like the new Acropolis lighting — why such positive response from so many people?

2 Oct

The old lighting emphasized the mellow golden color the marble has taken on over the centuries…

Though its intention may have been to restore the dazzling whiteness of the Pentelic marble, which is mentioned in all contemporary accounts, the new set-up just makes it look grey…

Below is Mt. Penteli, nobly scarred by centuries of rock-quarries for its high-quality, blazzingly white marble. Everything beautiful the Athenians ever built came from this mountain.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: