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Temple of Olympian Zeus 2 ~ Ναὸς τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου Διός

Posted by
Sarito (Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on 20 June 2011 in Architecture.

The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναὸς τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου Διός, Naos tou Olympiou Dios), also known as 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. - Wikipedia.

Athens, Greece.

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


20 Jun 2011 6:43am

@Nigel: Thank you.

Kala from United States

Beautiful image of this historic relic.

20 Jun 2011 7:14am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb under this blue sky !

20 Jun 2011 9:11am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent angle and framing in this shot Sarito! A great sense of endurance here! ;-)

20 Jun 2011 11:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beautiful capture with amazing contrast and sharpness.

20 Jun 2011 11:41am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une image bien réalisée qui donne de l'empleur à ces ruines!

20 Jun 2011 12:45pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Belle composition colorée !

20 Jun 2011 1:38pm

Abhijit from Nagpur, India

Beautiful Composition

20 Jun 2011 1:54pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

great compo and colors

20 Jun 2011 7:09pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Wonderful shot! I love how you've isolated the detail of the columns and set it off so nicely with that sky.

20 Jun 2011 7:22pm

@Andrea: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I enjoy that palm motif on the columns. A beautiful image.

21 Jun 2011 3:50am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Looks just wonderful! Lovely colours too.

21 Jun 2011 11:04am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

superb detail Sarito!

22 Jun 2011 8:33am

1/500 second
ISO 100
51 mm