Πέμπτη, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2010

~ Acropolis of Athens ~

View from Thission.

The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis (Gr. akros, akron,edge, extremity + polis, city, pl. acropoleis) in the world. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the pre-eminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007. The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface area of about 3 hectares. It was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the first Athenian king.

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6 σχόλια:

Cecile LeBlanc είπε...

What a wonderful image- really makes me wonder what it would have been like to have been alive back then. Thanks.

Benikos place είπε...

This is spectacular! I love the streaming light and colors! Με λίγα λόγια δεν παίζεται!!Καλο ΣΚ

Sylvia K είπε...

One of my fondest memories is of my visit to Greece, to Athens and to the Acropolis! It is stunning and this is a terrific capture! Thanks for the memories and for sharing the beauty of the Acropolis! Have a great weekend!


Julie είπε...

Terrific blue in that sky!

Light and Voices είπε...

I haven't gotten to visit Greece yet. I have my fingers and toes crossed that I can in future. Nice skywatch photo.
Joyce, IL, USA

Kcalpesh είπε...

Historically beautiful :-) Nicely captured!

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