April 05, 2006

[Greece 2004] Athens Impression (14)

Nowadays, Cape Sounion is famous not only for the remains of the Poseidon temple but also for its beautiful sunset. It’s about two-hour drive from Athens city center and it seems not too many people go to the Cape on purpose for the scenery… quite a pity.

Lord Byron came here in 1810. He was so touched by the beauty of Cape Sounion that he carved his name on one of the column of the Poseidon temple. Mirto and I started to observe the columns and blocks, hoping to find anything unusual. There’re carvings of many people but we just couldn’t find the one from Lord Byron. Touching the carvings on the marbles faded because of time, I was feeling a bit melancholy.

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