Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pics from the archive (21)

Assorted graffiti carved by nineteenth century sailors on the capital of one of the columns of the Temple of Poseidon (5th century BC) at Cape Sounion, a few hours drive south of Athens.

Taken Tuesday 30th April, 1985

Byron too inscribed his name on the temple but I couldn't find his mark. I tried and failed again when I returned to the cape in the autumn of 1995 whilst working on the online component of the Athens 2004 Olympic bid.

Nothing could really beat the all-nighter pulled in '85, when I watched the sun sink behind the temple, then stayed up to watch the stars arc across the night sky before daylight came up again behind them.

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