The Acropolis and the Parthenon

The Acropolis. I took this photo from the balcony of my hotel room just after a thunderstorm.

Dear Commons Community,

Elaine and I spent a good part of the day in and around the Acropolis and climbed to its top to see the Parthenon, built in 432 B.C..  A stay in Athens would not be complete without such a visit.  The Parthenon itself as well as several other landmarks are undergoing extensive repairs with lots of construction equipment on the premises.


The Parthenon.  Photo taken from the bottom of the Acropolis.

The Propylaea is an impressive columned staircase leading to the top of the Acropolis.

One of the few remaining sculptures on the pediment of the Parthenon.  Many of them were removed by Thomas Bruce, the Earl of Elgin and are now housed in the British Museum.

The Erechtheion dedicated to the mythical king Erechtheus.

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus built for music festivals.

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