My name is Alice Maksimowski, and I was lucky enough to be one of two interns at the Canadian Institute in Greece this past fall term. It was an amazing experience to have, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when so many people have been stuck at home and unable to travel. In this post, I would like to share some of my favourite experiences and pictures that I hope will encourage others to come and explore the culture, history, and archaeology of Greece.
One of the first places we visited was of course, the Acropolis. After seeing so many pictures online and in textbooks, it was so amazing to visit the site in person. Pictures truly do not do it justice, and its true scale and impact cannot be captured with a camera. I took a class on Classical Greek architecture in 2020 and we studied the architecture of buildings such as the Erectheion and Parthenon, so it was amazing to see these places in person. Below is a picture of the Caryatid sculptures in the New Acropolis Museum.
These are just a few snapshots of my favourite experiences I’ve had in Greece, and just a few of my favourite pictures. I’m very lucky to have had this experience and met so many new and interesting people with whom I’ve shared these experiences. The culture and atmosphere here are so inviting and relaxing, which allows for an amazing experience. I hope to come back someday soon, to keep travelling around the country and experiencing all the history and archaeology!
WLU intern, fall 2021