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The foundation of Zeus Temple

By GeorgePlatis
This is the foundation of the Temple of Zeus at 1.200m on Ataviros mountain. There is a story about this temple that it's been saved to this generation orally "from mouth to mouth":

"Once there were a prince from Crete who married a princess from Rhodes and ruled a city state of Rhodes (in my opinion it was "Kamiros" city at the north west side of the island). He was missing his island, Crete, so much that he order a temple committed to Zeus to be built on the highest top of Rhodes in order to be able to see, when he was visiting the temple, the highest top of Crete, "Psiloritis" mountain."

As a matter of fact on the top of Ataviros when the whether is appropriate everybody can sea Crete island. The story is been delivered to me as I wrote it above, you may believe it or not..Smile

Anyway, I would like to thank everybody who took time to look, vote and comment on my last upload! Especially thank to Valery (ValeryAst) for his precious User Award on my upload "Mist scenery".

Regards,
George

Tags: Architecture History Rhodes Landscape and travel Ataviros

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
22 Jan 2014 1:25PM
A wonderful story, George, and very likely a true one. Well captured and explained. Carol

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22 Jan 2014 2:01PM
I love the story behind this well captured image, George.

Richard
22 Jan 2014 2:02PM
Well captured
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 2:27PM
Yet again a great narrative to go with your wonderful capture Geoege. GrinGrin Peter.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
22 Jan 2014 2:49PM
How very interesting George.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 3:32PM
Interesting and informative George

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
22 Jan 2014 3:42PM
Your uploads are always a great history lesson, great shot
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
22 Jan 2014 4:12PM
Excellent shot and story.
Ty
capto Plus
3 3.2k 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 4:18PM
Fascinating info for this moody shot.Smile

ivor
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 5:06PM
Very interesting reading there George to match an excellent image. Smile

Carol
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 5:13PM
We believe all your Greek Myths George.
Like our Loch Ness Monster it's good for tourism!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:06PM
Hi George, another great atmospheric picture, and a great and interesting write up
22 Jan 2014 6:38PM
Great shot and love the write up. Cathy
mistere Plus
2 1 2 England
22 Jan 2014 7:01PM
Every picture tells a story, interesting atmospheric images George, and great stories to go with them.

Dave.
22 Jan 2014 7:51PM
An amazing story, George, and a great place!Smile
Regards Valery
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 7:52PM
The weather looks a tad murky on this one tooSmile

Adrian
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:28PM
Well captured and a very interesting write up.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
22 Jan 2014 9:08PM
This has a magical sense, something special happened here!
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 9:29PM
Interesting George with the write up
Lillian
23 Jan 2014 4:35AM
Beautiful narrative to go with this image George, thank you.
The ruins look sad, somehow, with bricks lying around.
Your imagery skills are as good as ever though..!

Simon
gss 2 1 Romania
23 Jan 2014 6:23PM
Legends have always a kernel of truth!Nice description, photo mysterious in this fog that strengthens the legend air!
Silviu
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 10:36AM
A great story accompanying a mystical shot George.
Ray
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
24 Jan 2014 8:57PM
Atmospheric, interesting and very informative Image and Script, George!!!!
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 9:32PM
Beautiful image,

Ali

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