Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Agora in Athens

Athens of course was the big city and the sites here were pretty breathtaking. I can imagine the apostle Paul walking into the agora surrounded by large columns, a bunch of people, and the huge temples on the outskirts which were dedicated to Greek gods. Athens was the intellectual center of the ancient world and it is here where Paul was invited to speak at the Areopagus.

               Our day in Athens was quite a long day and by the end we were all so exhausted!

The main area of the agora.

The acropolis in the background.

I can't get enough of these statues!
 This is a statue of Hadrian who was the
Emperor of Rome from AD 117-38. The 
statue dates from the 2nd century AD.

 This temple is the Hephaisteion and is one of the best preserved buildings on the site. It was built in c.449 -440 BC.

Closer shot of the temple.

This was actually on our 12th year wedding anniversary!
Can you believe me honey took me to Athens on our anniversary?

1 comment:

Our Family said...

Happy, happy anniversary! Congratulations on your twelve years together! What an adventure you have shared. We rejoice in God's goodness to you!
With love,
Denise for Jim and the tribe