The 6 carved female columns of the Erechtheion temple in Athens are known as "Porch of the Maidens" (caryatids). It was built between 421 and 406 BC and is one of several buildings on the Acropolis behind Athens. One of them was removed by Lord Elgin, in the 19th century and is now in the British Museum. He also removed / stole many of the Elgin marbles from the neighbouring Parthenon building which are now also in the London Museum. The 6th seen here is a good copy. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryatid
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Nicou (119469) 2013-09-22 2:39
Fantastique vue sur l'acropole sueprbe compo et image quelle architecture le cadrage latéral est parfait et le met parfaitement en évidence splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
dip (23532) 2013-09-22 2:58
a wonderful shot from a well known place to me...
I like the management of light and the sharpness,
jhm (137622) 2013-09-22 3:01
Back to the history of the Acropolis with the nice copied statues of the Maidens.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Fantastic colours and sharpness.
Nice composition, excellent captured
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
snunney (81817) 2013-09-22 3:20
You seem to have been very lucky avoiding the crowds, the only time I visited here the place was packed out! The point of view is excellent to show us this ancient architecture still looking wonderful after all these centuries. I like the soft lighting and pleasant warm tones. Superb rendering of the textural detail. Thanks for sharing, have a great Sunday.
subhendu_bagchi (25503) 2013-09-22 4:23
namaste, beautiful architecture. Nicely presented. Light and sharpness are superb. Nice angle chosen to show this beautiful ruin. Very good one. Tfs.
pierrefonds (56090) 2013-09-22 4:56
J'ai visité l'Acropole au mois d'octobre 1980. Les ruines sont bien placées dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de cette partie de l'Acropole. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Miguel82 (22417) 2013-09-22 5:44
A famous ruins and monument of Athens Chris, high definition, natural colors and light, your photo comment gives some historical references
Have a nice We
serp2000 (39250) 2013-09-22 6:03
I was here, it is very familiar place for me. Excellent presentation of the Erechtheion temple.
Good choice of the PoV, when we can see this temple without a crowed of tourists.
Did you have TE-meeting there? With Danos, for example?
Best wishes from NYC!
sandpiper (6788) 2013-09-22 6:14
Yeah, great composition on this stunning ancient temple. They're are amazing constructions, superb engineering and architecture. Good POV.
Silvio1953 (119605) 2013-09-22 13:30
Ciao Chris, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid light, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (75148) 2013-09-22 22:33
Une photo de très belle qualité de ces célèbres ruines. Très bon cadrage et jolie lumière.
ikeharel (55282) 2013-09-23 0:50
Perfect view on the old ruins, Chris, especially the 6 adorned culumns with the godesses on right side.
The temple is an impressive structure, just can imagine how beautiful it was some 21 centuries ago.
Fine shot, perfect light upon.
timecapturer (47462) 2013-09-23 5:23
super shot of this ancient marvel. Perfectly detailed and beautifully textured. I believe the time has come to return the Elgin Marbles to their rightful place. Copies could be retained for us Brits to see, like so many replicas of antiquities that are kept in the V&A.
Have a good week - Brian
macjake (54930) 2013-09-24 13:38
interesting subject for sure!
well lit, well exposed and sharp as a tac without being too sharp.
I like this side angle that shows the different shades/warmth of the stone.
I'm thinking of visiting Greece in 2014...any tips?
was is super super crowded in July?
finances? expensive or in-expensive?
many things to do in Athens other than these ruin type of scenes?
so many questions....
ourania (29387) 2013-09-30 11:42
a very familiar and beloved sight, I always feel moved when I see this architecture, marbles and light. Your simple composition is effective and inviting, you have ensured excellent perspectives, depth and clarity and offer the viewer a very comfortable view with attractive details and textures all over the frame. A brilliant picture, congratulations and thank you!
So sad to have a great part of the Acropolis sculptures stolen by Lord Elgin, their absence hurts. Last time I paid a visit to them was three years ago, I never leave the British Museum without saying goodbye.
All the best, have a great evening,