More Shots of Ancient Greece

by brian on February 5, 2009

Looking through the Temple of Hephaistos in the Ancient Agora

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The Dionyssos Theater at the Acropolis  More Shots of Ancient Greece
The entrance to the Acropolis – Notice the dog I mentioned before right below the white sign on the gate

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Ongoing restoration work at the Parthenon
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These workers hand chip a marble block to replace a crumbling one. Tedious work, but necessary to preserve the look of the structure, as the original Greeks intended
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The long view of the Parthenon from downhill looking up

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All of this done without modern tools, bulldozers, heavy cranes or computers…

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Jeremy Jones February 5, 2009 at 4:45 PM

How do you feel about visiting during all the reconstruction? Does it take away from the temples at all? I know I likely wont make it to Greece until they finish but I was curious on what you thought for being there with all the scaffolding all over the place.

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brian February 6, 2009 at 11:33 AM

@LivingtheDream
I was only disappointed that I couldn’t get a clean shot of everything, but I understand why they are doing what they do.

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Jeremy Jones May 3, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Just got my plane tickets for Egypt, and I will have a 12 hour layover in Athens. What do you think would be feasible to accomplish if I had 6-8 hours in the city?

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