09-12-09 Another Colossus

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Yesterday I posted a close-up from Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. Today I am posting a photo I took in Nashville, TN. To see this huge statue of the Greek goddess Athena, you need to visit “the world’s only replica of the Parthenon” in Centennial Park near Vanderbuilt University. It is well worth the visit.

The original gold and ivory statue of Athena in the actual Parthenon was plundered in ancient times and there is no perfect description. Thus, the artist of the version you see here was allowed to imagine what the statue might have looked like. For another view of this statue and to get an idea of scale, try going here (click.)

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