Once I reach to top of the Acropolis, I find a good place to sit and start drawing the Erechtheion, focusing on the Porch of the Karyatids. I see five beautiful stone ladies who will keep me company while I paint. Halfway through my first painting, a Greek woman walks over and waves her arms upon seeing my drawing. I donâ€™t understand her Greek, but her reaction is telling. Then she reaches into her bag and pulls out an apple, hands it to me. Iâ€™ve never had anyone express their appreciation of my work so thoughtfully.
I change locations and begin another drawing. This time the entire Erechtheion is my focus, with the Porch of the Karyatids to one side. A teenage girl comes near and sits beside me watching me draw. Sheâ€™s completely silent. After a half hour, she looks at me, smiles and thanks me, then slips away.
2 thoughts on “The Erechtheion with its Porch of the Karyatids”
Lovely family of subtle colours in the stone wall.
I was lucky to get this painting because the first time I went up on the acropolis, I had jet lag so bad I couldn’t paint. Thankfully later in the trip, I had a second chance.
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