Acropolis Memory Palace and Sketchup 3D
I mentioned in another post that I was waiting to build my Acropolis memory palace until I had more photos and floor plans available.
I just found models of the Acropolis in Google Sketchup. You can move the model around. Here’s a screenshot:
[Update: Google no longer owns Sketchup, and all the URLs have changed. You can search for the models on their site.]
It’s easy to rotate the ancient Acropolis:
and compare it to the current ruins:
EDIT: here is one more screenshot of a great Sketchup model with the Acropolis entrance, including the Temple of Athena Nike:
This is exactly what I need to create my memory palace.
Sketchup has many buildings available for download. The Palace of Domitian looks nice, and here is a collection of Roman buildings. Check it out and let me know if you find anything that makes a good memory palace!
Rob 19 Sep 2021
QUESTION: Why are you building a memory palace of a place your not familiar with while there are so many other places in your own personal history that you already have firmly implaced in your mind?
Josh 19 Sep 2021
I guess a couple of reasons:
I like the idea of making my journeys/palaces in the most interesting places possible. I imagine that ancient mnemonists used these same buildings.
I've been working and traveling in different places over the past 15 years, so I don't have many set routines in life where I know buildings especially well. I don't remember my old schools, apartments, and jobs well enough to create journeys from them.
Why "The Mind Palace"? The Oldest Memory Technique - The Mind Palace 19 Sep 2021
[...] your school. As you become more familiar with the technique, you can add more elaborate places. One gentleman uses the Acropolis. However, to start with, use a place that is relatively small and familiar. You should be able [...]