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The Acropolis of Athens, Greece The Propylaea. The monumental gateway of the Acropolis was designed by the architect Mnesikles and constructed in 437-432 B.C. It comprises a central building and two lateral wings. The colonnades along the west and east sides had a row of Doric columns while two rows of Ionic columns divided the central corridor into three parts. http://kevrekidis.deviantart.com/gallery/ Copyright 2007 Jordan Kevrekidis
The Acropolis of Athens, Greece The Parthenon is the most important and characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization and still remains its international symbol. It was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. It was built between 447 and 438 B.C. The construction of the monument was initiated by Perikles; the supervisor of the whole work was Pheidias, the famous Athenian sculptor, while Iktinos and Kallikrates were the architects of the building. The temple is built in the Doric order and almost exclusively of Pentelic marble. http://kevrekidis.deviantart.com/gallery/ Copyright 2007 Jordan Kevrekidis
Another photo of the Athens skyline featuring the Acropolis, with Mt Lycabettus in the background. It was taken in 1988, before the restoration of the Parthenon had progressed much. It was taken on Kodachrome 64, cutting edge for its day, but not as sharp as modern films or good digital cameras.
This is, of course, the Acrpolis in Athens. The photo was taken in 1988, before the large scale restoration work was too advanced.
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