Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

One of the places we saw last year was the Parthenon.  Instead of going to Greece to appreciate the ruins of the ancient Athenian building, we went to the "Athens of the South" - Nashville, Tennessee.   Saskia, my sister-in-law, and her family were very gracious to bring us there.

Two days ago we celebrated with our kids, for the good academic performance they had this semester (trimester in the case of Miriam).  The three of them were in the "A" honor roll.   I'm proud of them for the responsibility and independent-study habits that they have carried on.  As a tradition, they can choose the restaurant where we can all enjoy.  They chose Mimi's and to see the movie "Percy Jackson and Olympians: The Lightning Thief."  (I must admit that this is one of the few movies we've seen where I did not fall asleep.)

Standing at he Parthenon with the cousins.

So what is the connection between all these and the Parthenon?  Well it so happened that in the movie one of the pearls that Percy was supposed to find was in the crown of Athena (the statue) which is in the Parthenon.  This was a surprise for us.  The experience was interesting.  As if we actually went into the building for the second time.  

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