What’s the Use?

Greece, a popular tourist destination, is full of numerous ancient structures that have been around for centuries. What is the purpose of these buildings? How have their uses changed as the people living near them have changed? Take a journey with me back in time and I’ll show you.




1. “Odeon of Herodes Atticus.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 June 2018, en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odeon_of_Herodes_Atticus.
2. “Sounion.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 May 2018, en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounion.


12 thoughts on “What’s the Use?

  1. Hi Natasha –
    This was fun to read and it is clear to me that you really did your homework on the use of all the different buildings. One impression I got is that, wow we’ve seen a lot already! I like the flow, you had an intro and a conclusion and your pictures were well thought out. Good work!

  2. Natasha,

    I could almost hear your voice coming through in this post, and you even taught me a thing or two about the sites we saw. It is clear you did lots of research beforehand and spent time developing your post. An enjoyable read 🙂

  3. Hi Natasha,

    Fun, fun! You made these structures come to life and it was relatively easy to imagine what they were designed for. Good sites too. It’s clear from this post how busy you’ve all been. Good job making use of the blog’s structure to have some fun with your touring and learning.

    For your next blog, have a colleague read over your text to look for any leaps in your narrative. It’s very common for all of us to move a bit too quickly when we’re writing about first-hand new experiences. A bit of feedback goes a long way.

    Here are a few examples of when I would’ve said “Wait, wait! Before you move on, I have a question or two or five.” The image with the hole in the floor, I know that it’s part of what became a church, but it’s not clear why the hole? Or how is the image of a hole in the floor connected to the text? Another question is the photo of the two buildings off in a distance. I couldn’t tell which was which. Directional language helps here (“On your left, it’s the …). Another question was about the concert/amphitheater. That’s super cool to learn about who performed there, and I like that you gave a nod to various generations (E. John and F. Sinatra) implying how important this concert venue is. Is there any information on the renovation to keep the site user-friendly? One of your colleagues posted on the cost to keep the Acropolis from crumbling down (the money-pit post). I’m now wondering how this site is up and running. You may want to talk to your peer about costs and so on. One last question is about the architect. Which buildings did he design? For future posts, you may want to make that connection with text such as “This is the first of two buildings designed by the architect … ” then “This is the second of two buildings designed by …” Text helps to keep track of what you’re seeing first-hand.

    I’m looking forward to your next post.

    1. Dear Xoco,
      Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. The image with the hole in the floor was the inside of the a Tower of the Winds. I belive that the holes were there for the hydraulic powered planetarium that it was used for before it became a church. I’m not too sure on the intricacies on how it was used since I could not find any data on it online. I will be more clear about that next time. In the photo with the two buildings, both building were a part of the Propylaia. I actually assisted my colleague on her blog post about Greece’s money pit and I’ll make sure to reference it next time for anyone who wants anymore info on the subject. As far as I know, the architect only designed the Temple of Poseidon and of Hephaistos. Thanks for the comment! I will take it into consideration when I write my next blog. Have a good day! 😁
      – Natasha

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