Friday, November 8, 2019

SkyWatch



Lykavittos Hill, also known as Mount Lycabettus, seen from the top of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. According to Greek mythology, Athena, the patron deity of Athens, dropped the rock here by accident when she was creating the Acropolis. The top of the hill used to be barren, until trees were planted there at the turn of the twentieth century. The 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant are located at the top. At a height of over 900 feet (277 meters), Lykavittos can been seen from almost anywhere in Athens.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.


20 comments:

Tom said...

...nice sky, but the foreground is even better!

RedPat said...

That is a great pic, Lois!

Barbara Rogers said...

Well, I learn something every day...I'd not heard of that hill in Athens.

Sandra said...

My first thought was WHAT Sky??? I could not take my eyes off all those buildings clustered around the ROCK! wow and wow again!!! this is awesome

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, this is amazing! Now, how do people get up there?

Sharon said...

What a fantastic view!

Iris Flavia said...

Quite a view!

DeniseinVA said...

Great shot! Such a beautiful scene. Greece is a place I have always wanted to visit since my teens. One of these days I hope :) I have really enjoyed all your photos, thank you Lois.

bill burke said...

Awesome photo, Lois. It's a beauty!

William Kendall said...

What a view!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful image!

Lowcarb team member said...

A great photograph.

All the best Jan

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful landmark, and one that probably makes it much easier to navigate the city and not get lost!

Revrunner said...

Isn't that just an amazing outcrop.

magiceye said...

Beautiful blue sky and fascinating legend about Lykavittos.

Kay said...

Gorgeous shot. We should all be as fortunate as Athena with our accidents.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantástica esta bela vista e aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Klara said...

swallowed by buildings. nice view.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is an astounding sight Lois, fantastic view ­čĺŤ

Adam said...

Cool picture