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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Random things I saw in Olympia

The site at Olympia is huge; there are ruins of dozens of structures, but also grass and trees and, when we were there, birds singing. And very few other people. In the summer it's hot and there are hundreds of people walking around, but on a pleasant day in late December in was idyllic.

Seeing the picture of the gymnasium on the lower left reminded me that the root of the word gymnasium means “naked,” so a gymnasium is a place where you exercise naked. If I'd ever known that I'd forgotten until the guide told us at Olympia.

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