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Thanks for all the C&C's on my last upload of the main entrance to the Natural History Museum in London.

This selected detail is from part of the Parthenon's north frieze now displayed in the purpose-built Duveen Gallery of the British Museum. The Parthenon Marbles, forming a part of the collection known as the Elgin Marbles, are a group of classical Greek sculptures, inscriptions and architectural members that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis in Athens. Some had previously suggested the marbles were created during the Roman occupancy of Greece, yet modern scholars seem to agree they were most probably created about three hundred years earlier, in the famous workshop of the great sculptor Phidias, around the mid-fourth century BC.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Sep 2009 - 11:15 AM
Focal Length:5.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Horsemen of the North Frieze
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:19 Mar 2012 - 6:20 PM
Tags:Acropolis, Architecture, British museum, Duveen Gallery, Elgin marbles, Greek sculpture, Horseman of the north frieze, London, Parthenon marbles, Phidias
Votes:11

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 9:25 PM

Splendid detail Smile
Helen

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2012 - 12:43 AM

You have managed to photograph the sculptures with great detail and texture!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2012 - 5:52 AM

It would be wonderful to see these beautiful carvings where they belong, on the Parthenon, Philip Smile Very well captured, excellent detail. Carol

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luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2012 - 10:12 AM

excellent details. For the rest i tend to agree with carolG Smile
Al

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swanseamale47
20 Mar 2012 - 11:09 AM

superb detail and texture.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2012 - 5:57 PM

I knew this upload would raise issues lol. The controversy around these sculptures is nothing new though, having raged for over 200 years. Whilst certainly now considered an act of vandalism, and even at the time by some, many scholars now argue that the marbles were saved from what would have been severe damage from pollution and other factors, which could have perhaps destroyed them if they had remained in Athens the past few hundred years.

Thanks to everyone for all the C&C's.

P.

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twelvemegs
20 Mar 2012 - 7:02 PM

A fine capture of this close up detail.


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