March 26, 2006

[Greece 2004] Athens Impression (5)

大學主修考古學的蜜兒多如是說:「雅典是個處處古蹟的城市,隨便往下一挖就有!」
Mirto majored in archeology in university. She told me, “Archeological sites are everywhere in Athens. You just need to choose a place and dig!”

可想而知,雅典地鐵的興建過程,自然與許多其他歐洲城市一樣,在過程中不斷地延宕、轉彎改道。這個由三條路線組成的地鐵系統,大約還有三分之一尚未完工,不過,市區的絕大部分已經開放通車使用,以準備應付奧運的大量人潮。
As one may have imagined, the metro system here was constantly in delay and the plan needed to be changed due to the discoveries of historical heritages during its construction. It’s a common situation in many other cities in Europe. There’re three metro lines in Athens. One third of it is still under construction. However, major parts in the city are launched so as to face the crowds during the Olympic Games.

在雅典利用地鐵遊走各景點,是非常宜人的一件事情。除了迅速便捷,並讓人能夠偶爾進到地鐵裡面躲躲熾熱的艷陽以外,每個地鐵站各有特色,要不就是陳列當代希臘藝術家的作品,要不就是把建造地鐵期間所挖掘的文物與古蹟做成展示,倘若時間充足,大可以買張一日周遊卷,在各地鐵站之間遊走參觀,也不啻為另類的雅典觀光。
It’s quite a nice thing to travel from one metro station to another in Athens. It’s fast and also provides shelter for people to avoid the hot sun. Besides, every station has its own characteristics. It’s either a small gallery for exhibition for contemporary Greek artists or a small museum for whatever heritage was found on the very site during the construction. If there’s enough time, I could buy a day-ticket and travel from one station to another just to enjoy various kinds of exhibitions. Quite an alternative way to see Athens.

1 comment:

瑾 said...

我實在很喜歡妳的英文文筆,
又流暢又簡潔,讀起來很舒服!
我應該要常常來看妳寫的英文文章,
這樣我的英文作文應該會進步比較快吧! XD