Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Eastern Mediterranean Trip - Athens, The Agora

As I noted in my text post a couple of days ago, the Agora, the central meeting place of the city during the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine times, was destroyed and rebuilt so many times, it is amazing anyone could make sense of it.

Are we prepared to descend into history?
Our Photographic Commander-in-Chief is
Detail from the Tower of Winds in the Roman Agora 

Used Church, only used on Sundays
How many ways can we look back at the Acropolis from the Agora?
A lot

The Temple of Hephaestus
(The best preserved Doric tenple in Greece. Dedicated to Hephaestus, god of the forge, the temple was one of the first of Pericles projects and was built in 449 by Iktinos, one of the architects of the Parthenon)

There is a single Byzantine Orthodox church dating from the 11th century in the Agora complex

And you know what that means
Orthodox Byzantine Art!

But we were not limited to that
There was a great Museum in a reconstructed building in the complex

There was some great, great pottery art work there
Unfortunately I was really flagging in my energies
I should have taken fifty pictures the detail and human form expression was so good
Didn't really look at this until I was editing the pictures
Some sort of fertility symbolism?
Uncategorized stuff

A weary Wife Photographer Commander-in-Chief says it is time to quit

1 comment:

alexis said...

I had (maybe still do??) have a playing cards deck bedecked with phallic Greek art. It is a favorite theme!