Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 14/01/2014

I was looking for a Temple in Scotland and …


The Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh

I was looking for a temple in Edinburgh around the brilliant green slopes and hills and I thought to myself that it was impossible to hide its glorious presence.

It must be somewhere around the brilliant green hill

It must be somewhere around the brilliant green hills

All of a sudden it emerged magnificently sitting almost on the top of the beautiful Calton Hill with the smooth slopes and the vast open spaces around it.It looked so heavenly and lofty that one could easily communicate with God …

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Sublime,I thought,indeed sublime and divine under the clear blue skies of Scotland.If the weather was gloomy and dreary it would have lost part of its glory.It is unfinished,I know,but yet a popular landmark radiating culture and history.It is rightly called the Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh.Its building started in 1822 and it was meant to be a replica of the Parthenon in Athens,but due to financial reasons it still stays unaccomplished.Great panoramic views of Edinburgh from up there and easy access to the Observatories and the Nelson Monument.

Great Panoramic Views

Great Panoramic Views

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Now,when I stand on the Acropolis of Athens in Greece,I draw a very long,imaginary line to connect Civilizations and Cultures …

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  1. Beautiful…. Peaceful n beautiful

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  3. It looks like a very enchanting place in the world, and your photos capture it well Doda. Your blog is rich with beauty, I find it great fun to travel around to your many venues and gracious posts, thank you. πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you so much dear Jet for liking my posts ! I’m absolutely delighted I managed to travel you to some of my favourite places and I have to tell you that you travel me to places which are out of my reach,exotic places where one can get to know rare species of plants and animals.
      thank you too my friend ! Love β™₯β™₯β™₯ , Doda πŸ™‚ xxx

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      • What a pleasure it is for me too, Doda. The world is so extensive and life is so short that I consider myself lucky to enjoy vicarious travel. Many thanks to you! πŸ˜€

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        • You are absolutely right dear Jet ! We must feel really lucky that nowadays, we can share knowledge and experiences through Social Media.Love and hugs , Doda πŸ™‚ xoxoxo

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  4. Hello Doda…

    I really enjoyed the way you told us about the discovery of the temple in Edinburgh, almost top of on Calton Hills… The photos are really captivating and I do now understand why you characterize it as being sublime (as it “could easily communicate with God”…).
    It does really look similar (if not identical to the Parthenon in Athens).

    Beautiful post my friend… Wishing you a great weekend,

    Aquileana πŸ˜›

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    • Thaaaank you,dear Aquileana for your rich and approving comment ! No wonder though you liked it as you are so close to the Ancient Greek Spirit ! Actually,it is an unfinishrd Temple,due to lack of funds,yet glorious and quite close to the Parthenon in Athens,as it was meant to be. You have all my love as always ,
      Doda πŸ™‚ β˜†γ€€ βˆ§γ€€οΌΏγ€€βˆ§ β˜†γ€€ (´・ω・`)

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  5. These pictures are beautiful. I would love to go there! πŸ™‚

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    • It’s a place you visit more than once ! What about putting it on your bucket list ? Thanks Linda for liking my photos.

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  6. Great shots of my hometown and absolute favourite city in the world. Thanks for posting these.

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    • Delighted you enjoyed it Sue !!! My family and I just love your hometown and we visit it almost every summer.It’s such a fascinating city with so much glorious history and culture behind ! Thanks kindly for coming by.Much appreciated !

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  7. Beautiful post!

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    • Thaaaaank you dear Cee for your approving comment !!!

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  8. It’s a lovely spot, high up there above the city, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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    • Absolutely dear friend Jo !!! Each time I visit I enjoy great views from up there and see more and more … Thanks kindly for coming by !!! πŸ™‚

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  9. very nice pictures!! brilliantly taken! i also enjoyed my stay in edinmburgh and i hope to return there sometime..i m very happy that this connection between athens and edinburgh exists,! it shows the inspiration and the great impact that ancient greece had to so many and different
    civilizations..

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    • Delighted you liked my Edinburg post !!! Since you have been there you can very easily remember all the details and the nice panoramic views from Calton Hill.Indeed,it is moving for me each time I go there and see the unfinished Temple.I have been many times to Edinburgh and each time I pay a visit … You know just for the connections and not only …. Thank you so much Dr.Lucas for coming by and for your pithy … comment !!!!

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  10. The Athenian acropolis of Edinburgh looks majestic! The line of the connection of civilizations and cultures is so significant. Thank you for the beautiful post, Doda!

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    • Thank you so much my dear friend Amy ! Glad you appreciated it.I always try to draw connection lines with everything. I do my best to be as receptive as possible and to keep an open mind …
      BTW,a big thank – you for all the Flickr faves !!!!

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      • Your beautiful words reminded me a post I did http://wp.me/pSlDL-6pJ if you haven’t seen it… I don’t mean to impose it on you. Have a wonderful day, Dear friend Doda!

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      • Your beautiful words reminded me a post I did http://wp.me/pSlDL-6pJ if you haven’t seen it… I don’t mean to impose it on you. Have a wonderful day, Dear friend Doda!

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        • Perfect !!! I just read it and liked it so much,Amy !!! Great source you employed to touch the delicate issue.That’s why I draw the long imaginary lines ….. Thaaaaank U !!!

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          • I was so touch by when I read the imaginary lines … Can’t Thank you enough, Doda!!!

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            • Thaaaank you dear Amy !!! Now,it’s a set phrase for you and me,like a personal byword … in our own codes … You are a dear ! Cheers xoxoxo

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              • Love it, Doda!!!

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                • Me too my dearest friend from the other end of the world …. But,we very well know how to draw the imaginary lines and the real connection-lines TU !!!

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                  • Well, well said, Doda!!! That was why I was moved when I read the beautiful line…

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