Thursday, June 15, 2006

ATHENS - ACROPOLIS - JUNE 1976

THE "SACRED ROCK" OF ATHENS


"As seen from PHILOPPAPUS HILL"


"PROPYLAEA - The monumental gateway was constructed in 437-432 B.C.


"ATHENA NIKE - constructed in ca. 420 B.C. by the architect Kallikrates"


"PARTHENON - The most important monument of the ancient Greek civilization. Dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. Built between 447 and 438 B.C. The construction of the monument was initiated by Perikles, the supervisor of the whole work was Pheidias."


"PARTHENON - When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC, the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power.


"PARTHENON - Back at 9:00 a.m., It was hot!"


"LYCABETUS - view from the Acropolis"


"ERECTHEION - Taking care of what was left by Lord Elgin"


"Perfect Harmony"


"PROPYLAEA - as good an Entrance as an Exit"

2 comments:

Ron said...

Awesome pictures. The Parthenon is one amazing structure. 447 B.C., quite amazing that it has stood the test of time.

You have some wonderful pictures, I really enjoy this blog.

Trotter said...

Ron,
It's actually an amazing structure that survived so many incidents, to say the least...
Love Athens, and Greece!