Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pancratium maritimum



 _8010193-2 [Pancratium maritimum]

Photographed near Sounio on September 6, 2013

  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Crocus laevigatus

_8011177 [Crocus laevigatus]

_8011188 HF [Crocus laevigatus]

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 29, 2013


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Galanthus reginae-olgae

_8011341 [Galanthus reginae-olgae]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 13, 2013


DSCN4152a [Galanthus reginae-olgae]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 07, 2010

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Temple of Olympian Zeus

8010654 [The Temple of Olympian Zeus]

Photographed on October 2, 2013


The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a colossal ruined temple in the center of Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, the Father of the Olympian gods and of all men. Its construction began in the 6th century BC but it was completed 638 years later! It was planned to be the greatest temple in the ancient word built on a platform of 41x108m with a total of 104 columns that would stand 17m high and 2m in diameter! At its short-lived glory it housed a huge gold and ivory statue of Zeus BUT ... An interesting story - good to know - but I'm afraid this blog is not the best place for detailed information.


CCC_9487-2 [The Temple of Olympian Zeus]

Photographed from the Acropolis on September 17, 2012