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I took this picture on the traditional TE-meeting in Athens. Special thanks to Danos. He was of our guide in this colourful city.
This is the Temple of Zeus and you can see the Akropol on the background too.
In WS I have posted the common photo with Danos.

the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.
The temple's glory was short-lived, as it fell into disuse after being pillaged in a barbarian invasion in the 3rd century AD. It was probably never repaired and was reduced to ruins thereafter. In the centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, the temple was extensively quarried for building materials to supply building projects elsewhere in the city. Despite this, substantial remains remain visible today and it continues to be a major tourist attraction.

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  • Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 67 N: 4413] (38355)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-09-17
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2012-09-29 7:30
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