J-term Trip 2018

Day 9: Athens

After a good nights sleep and a yummy breakfast, we were out the door to go to the Acropolis Museum. Our Athens guide led us through the museum using whisper headsets. In the museum, there were items that they had excavated from the sites of the Acropolis. It was really cool! There were some artifacts as well as statues. Thankfully, it stopped raining by the time we headed up the mountain to the site of the Acropolis. As engineering and math students, it was amazing to see how the Greeks were able to create buildings that are still standing centuries later. After the tour, many of us went in small groups to a get gyros. They were a huge hit! Afterwards, we had class at 3. In class, we had two student presentations. One on the city of Athens, and one on the Roman Architecture of the Pantheon. Dr. Hennessey gave a presentation on Columns, Roofs, and Ceilings. Afterwards, Dr. Shakiban presented on Fractal Geometry. They were very interesting talks. After class, people went back to the hotel to get ready for the Orchestra. The Orchestra was packed! Most of the performances were different singing groups. It was awesome to listen to live Greek Music! Afterwards, we took the subway back to the hotel and went to sleep.

Group Picture on the Acropolis.

View of Athens from the Acropolis.

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