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Journey to the Silk Road - Greece


Updated: 2015-07-21 20:25:12

From Chen Xia, Greece in the eyes of a Chinese woman.

I am from China but have thought of Greece as my second home since a visit in 2011.

It was not until I saw the ruined temples at the Acropolis in Athens that I understood the true meaning of "the incomplete being the most beautiful". Those wrecked buildings lent wings of imagination that helped me see the infinite possibilities of this universe.

On the island of Santorini, I see nothing but two colors - a wonderland in blue and white. What an enjoyable life without the hustle and bustle of crowded cities but with sunlight, sea waves, fleecy clouds and blue sky.

Journey to the Silk Road - Greece

The Parthenon stands as the centerpiece of the Acropolis of Athens. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, it is the most important monument of the ancient Greek civilization. The temple is built in the Doric order and almost exclusively of Pentelic marble. [Photo by Chen Xia / Provided to]

Journey to the Silk Road - Greece

The changing of the guard ceremony in the Syntagma Square, Athens. Behind the guards is the Greek monument to the unknown soldiers. [Photo by Chen Xia / Provided to]

Journey to the Silk Road - Greece

The Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens is dedicated to the legendary Greek hero Erichthonius. It is famous for "Porch of the Maidens", with six draped female figures as supporting columns. [Photo by Chen Xia / Provided to]

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