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May 4th, 2006

i.4.5. Ah, Historical Athens @ 06:04 pm

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OWL!
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Coming into the Acropolis from the back side:
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The Theater of Dionysis
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the Temple of Hephaistos from above
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From inside the museum...
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here's the skeleton of Athena's great temple...
but, like most everything else in "greece"
is has been stripped by the rest of the European nations for their museums.
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Hadrian, apparently.
the details show Remus and Romulous: the twins who were suckled and raised by wolves
and the Green Man!
Ah, were i Hadrian's...
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just so you know what you're looking at below, i copied this off the sign for to share with you:

Temple of Hephaistos (ca. 460-415 B.C.)


A doric peripteral temple, with pronaos (fore-temple), inner shrine (cella) and opisthonaos (rear temple), the best preserved of its type in the Greek world. . It occupies the crest of the Kolonos Agoraios Hill and was designed by an unknown architect in honor of Hephaistos, patron of metal-working and Athena Ergane, patroness of pottery and of crafts in general. .....

The two bronze cult statues of the cella are believed to be the work of Alkamenes (prob. 421-415 B.C.). In the 3rd centure B.C. a garden with small trees and shrubs was planted around the temple, which was converted into the church of St. George Akamas in the 7th century. In the early 19th century, the chuch was used as a burial place for Protestants and for many European Philhellenes who died in the Greek War of Independence in 1821. The building remained in use through 1834, when it was the site of the official welcome of King Otto. From then until the 1930's it was used as a museum.


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and notice the nice gay men from Atlanta (or texas, or somewhere down south) posing in front of it?




the rest of these were along the top

My Favourite: the Centaurs
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mmmm, wrestling.
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Get the picture?


These other Heads were from around the Acient Angora
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and this little guy?
i love him.
i found this Cd while walking through the market and couldn't bring myself to buy it
but frantically searched for it later on the internet
enjoy his beauty and silliness
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MANOLIS RASOULIS - OFFICIAL SITE
 
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