As someone that loves architecture and traveling I love the way Darcy compares the structure of this temple and all the support system to what we need as Parkinson’s patients..we need a team of health professionals with different functions to sustain us in our every day to be able to whether the storm for years to come just as this building has for centuries!
Last week I climbed the Acropolis. Considered to be the most important ancient site in the Western world, the Acropolis (“high city” in Greek) is where Greeks built the Parthenon, a symbol of ancient Athens, nearly 2,500 years ago. The climb to the Acropolis is strenuous. I felt a sense of claustrophobia that was beyond my comfort level as I climbed the steep steps to the entrance gate. One wrong step on the ascent, and I’d topple down on the thousands of sightseers below me. The worn, polished rock is extremely slippery and I nearly slipped once, producing gasps from fellow tourists.
When I reached the Parthenon I was surprised to see that it is now largely in ruins from time, past wars, and pollution. The site is a renovation project that when complete, won’t look fully restored, but will be a fortified version of the…
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