Athens, Greece – Parthenon

While in Greece a bit ago…we traveled up to the Acropolis and my dream was to see the Parthenon.  I have posted about this in the past…I was saddened by the fact it was under a ten year refurbishing project.  Does 10 year really mean 10 years or will it take more time to refurbish this wonder of the world?  Hmmm.   At this time I could only find a few angles to shoot from as there was scaffolding all around the structure.    So what is a photographer to do when his subject is lacking?  Look around!  Just behind the Parthenon was this pile of columns possibly under construction?   I enjoyed seeing these red flowers surround them…a nice contrast.   A favorite photo of mine from the trip!   We will get back there again…but not until the Parthenon is ready!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 26.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:   1/320 sec
  • Aperture:  f/9
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4

Athens, Greece – The Parthenon

Athens, Greece - Parthenon

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

During our visit to Greece, we stayed a few days in Athens.  It was a dream of mine to visit the Parthenon,   Sadly due to the 10 year refurbishing project, I was a little disappinted.  Scafolding is everywhere.  I did get the one semi-decent picture with minimal equipement around.   I am not sure when it will be complete…but I would like to go back when its completed.

Visiting the Acropolis is a wonderful experience,    The history and sights were fantastic!   If you visit Greece spend a day or so seeing the local sights then spendyour next days on the islands!!  To me Greece has the most beautiful islands in the world!  Lots of islands to see and visit…some on top of my list are Santorini and  Crete.

The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena. Whom the people of Athens considered their protector.  It was built in 5th century BC.  The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of acient Greece and Athenian democracy, and one of the world greatest cultural monuments.  Hope you have a monumental day!