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Robert Chomicz

53 reviews on 1 places
Statue of Franz Kafka
2024 Feb 18
Number one thing, Kafka would have hated it since he did not want any attention, nevermind publicity. But, since you're here, stop by, take a look at the statue, take your obligatory picture, look around sheepishly, take another picture, and walk away. That is about right for 90% of tourists who come by and you may find it true for you, too. Statue is based on the content of one of Kafka's short stories but most of the tourists here never read a word of Kafka, they just heard the name somewhere and are following the crowd.
Apostle Paul Street is a pedestrian promenade that's lined with restaurants, bars, and clubs. There is a great view of the Acropolis and the ancient Agora from certain parts of the street, hence its allure. It is worth visiting if you don't mind spending a little extra, as most of the establishments are tourist oriented and, therefore, pricey. Very lively during the night.
Zappeion Hall
2024 Feb 05
It's pretty much a modern building built in a classicist style that can provide some respite from walking in its colonnaded courtyard. Nice enough, but buildings like this are a dime-a-dozen in Europe so most travelers won't be too impressed
Temple of Hephaestus
2024 Jan 19
In my opinion this temple is much more worthwhile than the Parthenon. For starters, it is standing in its original form, unaltered by modern reconstruction, and it is very nearly complete! Additionally, there are fewer tourists, not to say that there are no tourists at all, but fewer... and you can get much closer to the actual building. It gives you a real idea of what ancient temples may have been like...well kind of, anyway, without the paint and what not. I highly recommend it.
This is a restored version of an ancient Athenian building. It is wonderfully restored, it provides a sense of what the other buildings around might have look like, and it houses a number of original artifacts. There is also a great view of the agora from the second story. Recommended