Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 07/02/2014

My Winter 2014 Olympics


The Spirit of the Ancient Olympic Games still alive since 7th century B.C.

It was a cold winter day,the overcast sky above Ancient Olympia presaged heavy rain,but it didn’t stop us from paying another visit to the sacred archaeological site.It was all there in ruins,but vividly narrating their long history and the past glories.The monumental entrance,Krypre,gladly received us to the Stadium …

The Entrance to the Stadium

The Entrance to the Stadium

and we started reliving history …

The Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium

I wanted to step on it to feel the Spirit …

It creates the mood,you deeply fel it ...

It creates the mood,you deeply feel  it …

and the surrounding area opens more pages from the past glories …

Ruins from the Temple of Hera

Doric Temple of Hera,built in the 6th c. B.C.

Can you visualise the High Priestess in the Temple of Hera Lighting the Olympic Flame using the Sun ? I do …

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and more pages open as we proceed …  more ruins,more history … that travels you back in time …

The Philipeion

The Philipeion

Vestiges from the Past

Vestiges from the Past

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It was cold and gloomy outside,but there was Ample Pure Light in the Museum …

Pediment of the Temple of Zeus in the Archaeological Museum Of Olympia

Pediment of the Temple of Zeus in the Archaeological Museum Of Olympia

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The famous Nike of Paeonios

The famous Nike of Paeonios

Acephalous Statue of Marcus Aurelius

Acephalous Statue of Marcus Aurelius

Winter time in Ancient Olympia

Winter time in Ancient Olympia

Now,it is snowing outside and the olive tree in my garden is snow-clad.How will I manage to make wreaths  (Kotinos ) for the winners of My Winter 2014 Olympics ?

Snow-clad Olive tree

Snow-clad Olive tree

Scenes from my own Sochi

Scenes from my own Sochi

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My Own Sochi ...

My Own Sochi …

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Today,7th of Feb,the XXII Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi – Moscow at 16:14 GMT.The Olympic Flame was lit at Olympia,Greece, on the 29th of September,2013 .Just one month before my recent visit.

 

 

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  1. Wow what a great post! I also love the Olympics! I hope to go to a host city some day. Wa this the very original opening spot? Amazing!

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  2. Now that is an Olympics experience!

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    • Oh,is it ? Thank you Chris for coming by.Say hi to Cee.I’ll post something I want and then visit your wonderful posts.
      Cheers

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  3. The glory of ancient Greece as evoked by your nostalgic visit to this historic site live on through the games through the ages to this day, to Sochi and hopefully for ever and ever..
    Lovely post to share with us and thanks for taking us along on the visit to the sites. It is not the same but it is the next closest thing… 🙂

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    • Thank you so much my dear friend Thou for your well-worded comment.I know how close you are to history and civilisations.Love your educational and inspiring posts and it is always a pleasure to read them.Stay well,my friend ❤

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  4. Wow, Doda. These are amazing photos. I can’t imagine seeing all this history in person! 🙂

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    • Thaaaank you Linda !!! You might make it one day and I’ll be proud of my convincing photos …
      BTW,Many Happy Returns !!!

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  5. Glorious place and history! Exquisite post for the winter 2014 Olympics, Doda. I really appreciate the tour. The Archaeological Museum Of Olympia, Wow!
    Your garden looks pretty under the snow 🙂

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    • Thank you so much dear Amy for your approving comment !!! Delighted you appreciated my concept … You know how to draw the connection lines.Don’t you ? Hope you remember our byword … :):):)

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      • Thank you for reminding us the Ancient Olympic! Thank you for taking us there, Doda!

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        • I have to thank you for following my way and my thoughts towards the glorious paths of Ancient Olympia.
          You are such a dear,Amy :):):)

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