Journey To Atlantis

Some people believe that this is not just a story told by Plato and other famous Greeks, but that Atlantis was a real place. Many people have searched for Atlantis, even claiming to have discovered artifacts. But without absolute proof, the island’s existence remains one of the world’s great mysteries.

According to Greek mythology, Atlantis was an ancient island (dating back to at least 1400 BC) in the Mediterranean Sea near what we now know as Greece. Poseidon, who was god of the sea and brother to Zeus (the top god in Greek mythology), appointed his son Atlas as ruler of Atlantis. The vast island was bigger than the continents we know today and it prospered as a peaceful, wealthy, powerful and sophisticated place. Unfortunately all this good fortune made Atlantis’s people feel superior and had them acting spoiled and even lazy. Such behavior angered the gods, who decided to punish Atlantis by destroying it with the power of earthquakes and volcanoes. At the end of one day and one night Atlantis was flooded and buried beneath the ocean, never to be seen again.

Some people believe that this is not just a story told by Plato and other famous Greeks, but that Atlantis was a real place. Many people have searched for Atlantis, even claiming to have discovered artifacts. But without absolute proof, the island’s existence remains one of the world’s great mysteries.

These words introduce the traveller to this mysterious place called “Atlantis”. Ever since I had taken note of it to be soon revealed to the public eyes, I had sworn to myself that this time, I wouldn’t miss the opportunity of exploring some more. This is now done; finding myself with some time on my hands in this fair morning, I went and delved into the depths of the Great Temple of Atlantis, marvelling at the immediate overwhelming one can experiment, being constanlly surrounded by the ocean as I was walking through the underwater corridors. The arrival area fortunately provided me with a map of the place, map that could be found at other locations, which made it so that in spite of the immensity of the place, I never got lost (and this is an exploit worth being mentioned given my poor sense of orientation).

The first room lying in front of my eyes still being under construction, I decided that I’d check this one later, and walked around a bit, admiring the delicate light shed through the glass in each corridor, finally finding my way to the Library. Information about the Gods, about the ancient Atlantis… the name was written on the floor, as I entered in: this was no doubt the domain of the mighty Poseidon. I then discovered that the forgotten city was also hosting the Avian Spa, which peaceful atmosphere indeed invites the visitor to relax.

I quickly passed near the private quarters, home of the ones who brought back Atlantis to the rest of our world (I will name Captain C. Kinsella, Engineer T. Fallingbridge, Lieutenant W. Sojourner and Medical Officer D. Sojourner); private as it was, I made no sound, and simply took opportunity of the map present there to make sure that I wasn’t lost. I then glided – for walking doesn’t seem appropriate enough in there – to Hera’s Garden, where I peacefully sat for a moment, in the fragile beauty of running water, marble statues and high chiseled pillars.

For the social ones, those who cannot imagine this mysterious underwater city without human life in it, for you there also lies a place to to dance and drink, named the Wave Room, and the L’Eau Beau, a show room from what I could see, that will make you forget for a moment that the surface and solid ground is far above your head. This is not my place, though; for a while, now, I will go on wandering, simply breathing in the quiet air, and letting the inner peace slowly fill my self as I stand among the plants and leaves. For Atlantis invites to contemplation, and not to wild movement…

6 thoughts on “Journey To Atlantis”

  1. That looks damn cool, Tana. Thanks for blogging about this — I haven’t checked it out yet and it’s fresh! Catch of the day.

  2. Hope you have fun in there 🙂

    For once that I finally manage to blog about something right after it’s out, and not only 2 months after or once it’s closed… 😀

  3. I just wanted to thank you pubically for your beautful words about Atlantis. I have shared this link with my fellow team memebers and we are truly in “giggles” 🙂

  4. Hi, im currently gathering info on atlantis and i want to tell you that it didn’t lay in the neighbourhood of modern greece. Plato describes that it lay in front of the pilars of hercules (street of gibraltar) and that one could see spain to north and africa to the south. it also wasn’t bigger then the modern continent. Further more, Plato describes information wich was not given to him but to Solon, a greek politician, when he visited the egyptians 200years before plato. Atlantis was to be larger ‘then lybia and azie together’.
    i hope you can use to information.
    sincerely
    Bas

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