Athens to me seemed so large that paying attention to the people on the street at first seemed impossible. There were to many distractions, cars making noise, an almost infinite sea of people with their own noisy or sometimes not so noisy habits. It trains you to not pay attention because really paying attention would cost too much energy and you’d take forever to even set a few steps forward.
Because of the noise and such, Athens to me felt as if it had an atmosphere of anonymity about it. The people most often don’t acknowledge each other on the busy streets and only when you get to a more quite places do people again acknowledge each others presence. Continue reading Cities and villages Part 3: Athens