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Olympia - 6

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 5 October 2014 in Architecture.

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 info on Wikipedia

This photo is a photo of the model of the conceptual layout of the ancient Olympia site. It lies in the foyer of the museum. I watched people peering through the glass for a while before I had a turn. Bending down and squinting a little, it is not very difficult to transport yourself into this world if you fire up your imagination.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/50 second F/4.0 ISO 320 60 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

For a giddy moment, I thought you had used tilt-shift on a complete re-build ! Fascinating to see what once had been.

5 Oct 2014 8:04am

@Ronnie 2¢: Ha, tilt shift. Looks like it, but no. Selective focus on a model. Thanks for your faithful visits and your interest!

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful...Is that the Parthenon or Temple of Athena Nike ?

5 Oct 2014 10:20am

@Devi: Neither Devi. It is a model of the ruins or the city of ancient Olympia we have been looking at for the past few days. Incredible isn't it?

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Great depth of field, Helen. I have enjoyed your shots of Olympia.

5 Oct 2014 1:40pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

you went back in time! well done Helen, well done*

5 Oct 2014 8:39pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors, lighting & effect!
Lovely !!!

5 Oct 2014 9:55pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


6 Oct 2014 7:51am