I don’t think the goal of traveling is to see places and learn things, often you get better images and information from photography catalogs and travel guides. The goal of traveling is to get immersed in the spirit of a place.

The longer you stay in Greece, the more it becomes clear to you why this mountainous peninsula swept by winds witnessed the birth of modern civilization. There is a sense which permeates everything that the people of this culture are afraid of nothing, curious about everything and always eager to try something new.

If you are familiar with the legend, Athena won the contest with Poseidon to become patron goddess of the city because she offered the citizens wisdom, prosperity and peace, and her temple still stands at the top of the hill after all this time, intimidating by its massive scale alone.

You can see everything from atop the Acropolis, the whole world is at your fingertips, the land and the sea, the sky, the sun and the moon. Nothing is hidden, forbidden or wrong.

Giant stone temple complex at the top of the hill? That sounds like a wonderful idea, we can frame great views with the architectural elements, but make sure to get the ideal proportions and account for optical illusions, we don’t want to look through columns that seem to taper off in the middle.

Author's Bio: 

Main Areas: Garden Writing; Sustainable Gardening; Homegrown Harvest
Published Books: “Terra Two”; “Generations”; "The Plant - A Steampunk Story"; "Letters to Lelia"; "Fair"; "Door Number Eight"; "A Year and A Day"; "Möbius' Code"; "Between Mirrors"
Career Focus: Author; Consummate Gardener;
Affiliation: All Year Garden; The Weekly Gardener; Francis Rosenfeld's Blog

I started blogging in 2010, to share the joy of growing all things green and the beauty of the garden through the seasons. Two garden blogs were born: allyeargarden.com and theweeklygardener.com, a periodical that followed it one year later. I wanted to assemble an informal compendium of the things I learned from my grandfather, wonderful books, educational websites, and my own experience, in the hope that other people might use it in their own gardening practice.