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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Temple of Aphaia

DDD3455 [Temple of Aphaia]
  Seen from East

 The Temple of Aphaia stands on a hill in the north-eastern part of the Greek island of Aegina. It is interesting to know that its location forms an isosceles triangle with the Parthenon in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio. The Temple was originally built in the 8th century BC and rebuilt in 560 BC but in the pictures here we see its 3rd construction that has been standing there since about 500 BC. It was dedicated to a Cretan goddess and was wealthily decorated with sculptures that one can see today in the Munich Glyptothek.

DDD3465 [Temple of Aphaia]

Seen fom West

Photographed in Aegina on August 30, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Colchicum sfikasianum

1TT0459 [Colchicum sfikasianum]

1TT0463 [Colchicum sfikasianum]

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on September 19, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Colchicum lingulatum

1TT0352 [Colchicum lingulatum]

Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on September 15, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Colchicum bivonae

1TT0427 [Colchicum bivonae]

Colchicum bivonae is one of the few plants that flower in early September. They denote the beginning of Autumn and the beginning of the new shooting season for flower photographers.

Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

"Lost and Found"

IMG_0140 [Lost and Found]
This basketball was presumably "lost" on a slope of Mt. Hymittos
but it declares in its own way that nevertheless it's still happy!

Found and photographed on Mt. Hymittos on April 26, 2011

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hirundo rustica

DDD_1568 [Hirundo rustica]
A couple of swallows - our familiar summer visitors - looking for a drop of water in an almost dry puddle
in order to quench their thirst.

Photographed near Dilesi on April 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013