Acropolis and the Parthenon
October 25, 2010
The photo above shows Athens, Greece and its centerpiece, the Acropolis, the so called the "Sacred Rock" of Athens. The Acropolis is easily one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. Additionally, it's the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture, representing the apogee of artistic development in the fifth century BC. Acropolis Hill is a flat topped limestone outcrop covering approximately seven and a half acres (3 hectares) and standing just shy of 500 feet (148 m) in elevation. Though the Parthenon dominates the Acropolis, twenty other venerable structures occupy its solemn plane. Photo taken on October 19, 2010.
Photo details: Canon EOS 450D camera; Canon EF 200mm; f/2.8 L lens; 1/200 second exposure; ISO 100.