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Starting at the Top: The Acropolis

This is post three of sixteen of our summer trip to Greece. Check out our other posts in the series here:

Selfish Years

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten - The Elgin Marbles (2) and no Quiz

The Parthenon in Athens was built about 447-438 BC to house an enormous statue of the goddess Athena.  The temple was the crowning glory of a great programme of architectural renewal masterminded by Pericles, the leader of the Athenian democracy and it is still considered to be one of the most impressive buildings in the world. 868 more words


Athens, Greece (With Family)

Della’s family – her parents and her sister – joined us for two weeks in November as we traveled through Greece and Turkey. The first stop on our joint trip was Athens. 2,042 more words


Photo of the Week: Acropolis Museum

Descending towards the Acropolis Museum.

If you’re visiting Athens or are interested in more features about the city check out my blog Aspects of Athens… 14 more words


3D design; Acropolis Museum

After reviewing Shigeru Ban’s work on the Aspen Art Museum, I was reminded of my recent visit to the Acropolis museum in Athens.
Designed by Bernard Tsuchumi, I was struck by the modern building comprising mostly of marble and glass, and how it curved around and over the exhibits to show the full range of antiquities collected from the age of the acropolis. 127 more words

3D Design

The Parthenon: Pediments

“Such is the bloom of perpetual newness, as it were, upon these works of his, which makes them ever to look untouched by time, as though the unfaltering breath of an ageless spirit had been infused into the… 1,101 more words


On The Ground: I go Greek!

I recently returned from Athens delighted from my visit to the Acropolis Museum. The beautiful space is only about five years old and already beloved by Athenians and tourists. 87 more words

Ed Salvato