Portfolio - Greece

Parthenon
Parthenon

On hot day, it's a mighty climb up marble steps, but you can't go to Athens without doing it!

Erectheon
Erectheon

Also on the Acropolis. the Caryatids - the Erechtheion porch's pillars - are now inside the museum, where the ladies are protected.

Acropolis Hillside
Acropolis Hillside

Photographed while walking up to the Parthenon. Athena's gift to Athens was the olive tree.

The Gods are still with us
The Gods are still with us

Taken through a window of a souvenir store in Athens.

Caryatids in Museum
Caryatids in Museum

The New Acropolis Museum in Athens holds the original caryatids from the Erechtheion.

Caryatid hairstyles
Caryatid hairstyles

Each one had a slightly different hairstyle. The massive hair makes for a thicker neck and better support for the porch.

Aphrodite and family
Aphrodite and family

This is a copy of a statue that had been on the Parthenon. On the right is Aphrodite, resting on her mother's lap. I didn't catch who the 3rd woman is - an aunt or a cousin or something.

The boat we came in on.
The boat we came in on.

Landing at Skopelos. Ferry service was efficient. On this huge ferry, probably about 30 customers all told!

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