Parthenon Summer 1973

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SirFin on February 5, 2007

What are your thoughts when standing at one of the world's greatest monuments? Respect and fragility, perhaps. Honestly, when I took this photograph 33 years ago, I was thankful that I didn't slip and break my neck since the stones surrounding the Parthenon are as slick as ice, worn smooth by all the footsteps that proceeded me.

I remember waiting and waiting to get a picture without the clutter of tourists as if the dignity of this place was tainted by their presence. Finally, I gave up and took this shot. Today I'm glad it included a father and his kids, and others since that is what sustains a civilization. The Parthenon is really just a temple of stones in decay.

carpincho123 on May 20, 2008

Este lugar nos trae a la memoria aquellos momentos el año 1995 en las cuales visitamos esta preciosa ciudad, recorrimos lo mas bello de ella evocando aquellos tiempos en que Grecia nos legó su cultura, sus filosofos,su arte y todo aquello que sirvió de base a nuestra cultura.

Desde Chile, un abrazo.
SirFin on May 21, 2008

Tuve la misma sensación cuando visité muchos años antes!


n.p. photography on June 17, 2013


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Photo taken in Acropolis of Athens, Athens 105 58, Greece

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    by SirFin