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Olympia - 2

Posted by
: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 1 October 2014 in Architecture.

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Come with me on a tour of the fabulous ruins of Olympia found in Greece. Olympia, as the name suggests, was the site of the original Olympic Games. They were held every 4 years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD in honour of the god Zeus. More in Wikipedia

This photo is of the once magnificent Temple of Zeus. This was a Doric masterpiece of the time designed by architect Libon the Elean. Apparently the temple held a 12 metre high statue of Zeus fashioned in gold and ivory. The temple was destroyed by earthquakes in 522 and 551A.D.

Looking at the huge blocks od stone, I noted masses of shells compacted in the friable sedimentary rock of the temples that has lasted so many years. See image here

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Strange how the past is somehow still held in the atmosphere around . .

1 Oct 2014 6:04am

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle composition avec le minéral et le végétal !

Beautiful composition with the mineral and vegetable!

1 Oct 2014 7:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, colors, lighting, shadows & textures!
Amazing!

1 Oct 2014 9:44pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressant

2 Oct 2014 7:42am