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.

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