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Temple of Olympian Zeus 3 ~ Ναὸς τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου Διός

Posted by
Sarito (Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on 21 June 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

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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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Really good docu shot

21 Jun 2011 10:19am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

This serie is very very attractive. I love her!

21 Jun 2011 10:56am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

That's a really majestic view!

21 Jun 2011 11:05am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nice explanation...great structure,

21 Jun 2011 11:19am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

ce devait être un endroit magnifique et gigantesque !!

21 Jun 2011 11:36am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent framing on this shot Sarito! Well done! ;-)

21 Jun 2011 11:46am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

What wonderful columns ... I have that desire to visit this country and its ruins, cradle of cultures! Excellent perspective and light in the air! A hug, Adela

21 Jun 2011 12:01pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Nice crisp and clear image ! The colors are wonderful too... Well done ! Have a lovely day :)

21 Jun 2011 2:22pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

these Greek temples are so fantastic, and you captured them so very well.
great work!

21 Jun 2011 2:53pm

@Roman: Thank you so much.

myky from London, Canada

An amazing sight to see, and this is a great shot to include the green grass and that beautiful blue sky.

21 Jun 2011 4:01pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautifully done! They look like they are standing guard!

21 Jun 2011 4:08pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Powerful image!

21 Jun 2011 9:12pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Amazing - stunning composition.

21 Jun 2011 9:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love this angle on the temple! A beautiful image.

21 Jun 2011 10:51pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Beautiful parallelism! nice composition! cheers!

21 Jun 2011 11:40pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

well framed... beautiful detail!

22 Jun 2011 8:34am

Canon EOS REBEL XSi
1/400 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
47 mm

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