Monday, July 1, 2013

European Adventure Part IV

A visit to the Acropolis is must for anyone visiting Athens, Greece.  To enter the Acropolis, you must walk up an incline. I've seen physically challenged individuals successfully make the climb with occasional stops along the way.

On hot days it is important to wear the appropriate clothing to protect your skin from being burnt by the sun. A hat, sunscreen and bottled water are recommended.

Restoration work is ongoing, but as many of you know, Greece's economy has seen better days.

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. Wikipedia

The path to the entrance way lays ahead.

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Entrance / Propylaea

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People coming through entrance (Propylaea)

The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron deity. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. Wikipedia

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Parthenon

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Temple of Athena Nike

Nike means victory in Greek, and Athena was worshipped in this form, as goddess of victory in war and wisdom. The citizens worshipped the goddess in hope of a prosperous outcome in the long Peloponnesian War fought on land and sea against the Spartans and their allies.  Wikipedia


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We took a short stop to rest and to have our photo taken with the Parthenon in the background.

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The Caryatids on the south porch of the Erechtheion (420 BC), Athens, Greece


Ciao for now!

Keep-up with our European Adventure!
Part I
Part II
Part III

7 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

amazing!! just wonderful. ( :

have a great week.

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm really enjoying following your adventures. Back in '76 we visited the Acropolis and Mrs. C. made the mistake of picking up a rock from the ground and five machine guns were quickly pointed at her. Didn't know this was illegal.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Good evening Daniel.
Please check my blog to see some night photographs from Acropolis..!!
Have a nice evening.
Costas
http://naturedigital.blogspot.gr/

Lisa Gordon said...

What an amazing place to explore.
Great images, Daniel.

Stephanie said...

Great place to visit, nice images!

Pam and Wayne said...

I've been seeing a lot of Wisconsin architecture this summer, my mouth would be hanging open in awe if I was where you are! Beautiful shot of the Caryatids, I could spend hours there alone!

Buttons said...

Oh Daniel for you both to stand and see such history within you reach is amazing. Fantastic photos. B