Notes on ancient ruins and cities: Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae.
My ramblings comparing the ancient cities of Corinth, Pompeii, Delphi, and Mycenae. I don’t know how interesting this is, but I’m posting anyway!
“Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae
-‘apples to oranges’ argument of comparison.
-clear procession up hill (Mycenae) / flat of Corinth
-Corinth as Nolli map-great piazza!
-layers of history
-Delphi, Mycenae, & Pompeii “frozen in time” vs Corinth & Athens which were continuously inhabited
Athens, Rome, Venice, London
-keep historical cities from becoming museums
notion of ground plane
-small changes in section can have a big impact
-plane of ground, water
-anything on Delphi’s site would be good
Athens-history of city is walled off from locals (Acropolis museum, the Acropolis itself, etc)
-Temple of Herculean Zeus walled off-could be great park