The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Smelling the flowers

An imaginary chocolate fish to the commenter who can accurately name this temple and where it is.

10 comments:

jarrod said...

Haven't actually seen it in person, but I reckon that's the Porch of Maidens, part of the Erectheum in Athens.

bloglily said...

I've no idea, sadly (because I really do want that imaginary chocolate fish), but it's so beautiful, with the flowers in the foreground. I want to be there right now, eating chocolate.

dritchie said...

I reckon Jarrod's right, largely 'cause we probably had the same Classics teacher at high school.

Left Reckoner said...

I'm sure I've seen it in the El Greco subdivision in Papamoa.

PS: is it me, or is your word verification longer than any other? I'm pleased you demand a certain type of contributor...

Span said...

jarrod is indeed correct (as therefore is dritchie). Well done, imaginary chocolate fish is being astrally projected in your general direction as I type.

Bloglily, I was fortuitously eating chocolate when I read your comment. Yum.

LR - sometimes it does seem to be awfully long, and I've had a few spam comments get through lately, so maybe that's why?

Thank you all for your comments :-)

Ghet said...

I was trying to work out why it looked so familiar, but isn't that right by where they gouged out some of the Elgin Marbles?

And today your word verification seems to be awfully like a noise you'd make on someone's stomach. fbdwlgy... maybe that's just me.

Span said...

Yep Ghet, it is on the Acropolis, not far from the Parthenon, and in fact the British Museum also stole one of the dryads (?) in the pic - the Acropolis Museum has the real remaining ones and the ones in the pic are fakes.

It was quite weird seeing the Elgin marbles in London about six weeks after I took this snap.

David said...
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David said...

I think they're caryatids or some such -- there are some at the British Museum IIRC.

Span said...

I did think they might be caryatids but then I thought I was getting confused with a rose pest. Thanks for the confirmation David.