Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 09/01/2011


Picture of Parthenon I took in late afternoon.

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One more sunny Saturday in Athens as per usual, gave me the splendid idea to pay once again a visit to the Acropolis of Athens,the Parthenon and our New Museum(opened to the public on  2o June 2009)   one of the most important museums in the world.However a piece of our soul is missing..”The Elgin Marbles”…

On the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis and the Parthenon you are reborn and revived again by the long glorious history and the mystic surroundings.The countless magnificent statues,reliefs and artefacts catch your heart and excite admiration ,elevating  your mind and your spirit .The intellectual and moral uplift you feel bring about a peace of mind and you don’t want to leave the tranquil place….

There ,like a flash in my mind ,I conceived the idea that it would be a possible post on my blog,on my commitment :

 And as in my county we say : “ΜΗΔΕΝ ΑΓΑΝ”

“NOTHING IN EXCESS” an inscription from the temple of Apollo at Delphi,my post is ready,very fresh for me to publish ,short but with substance.  click the link and enjoy the you tube video By Costas GAVRAS


  1. ‘Dull is the eye that will not weep to see
    Thy walls defaced, thy mouldering shrines removed
    By British hands, which it had best behoved
    To guard those relics ne’er to be restored.
    Curst be the hour when from their isle they roved,
    And once again thy hapless bosom gored,
    And snatch’d thy shrinking gods to northern climes abhorred!’

    Lord Byron


    • Thank you so much you visited my “The Acropolis of Athens” post and your intellectual way of commenting on it.You couldn’t have found a more sophisticated way to approach it.
      Lord Byron didn’t care for the sculptures calling them misshapen monuments.He objected to their removal from their birthplace.

      Lord Byron: ( I can never get people to understand that poetry is the expression of excited passion…..)

      It’s really touching to know that there are noble Philhellenes all over the world , able to understand and follow the Ancient Greek Spirit…
      It gives me greatl pleasure to leave a reply to a real English Gentleman.


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