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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A door and a story

Copyright 2011 Jan
I have passed by this old door many times at Plaka. This time I took a moment to actually look at it and the details are awesome.
 

Copyright 2011 Jan
The door is like an old story book opening on front of your eyes. I give you the the beginning of the story. On the center point you can find the primordial Titan Atlas (Greek: Άτλας) from the Greek mythology holding the celestial spheres. He supports the heavens and is identified with the Atlas Mountain in north-west Africa. 

... and the rest you can find out from the picture or imagine by yourself. Have an interesting day with Greek mythology!



2 comments:

  1. Isn´t it? :) I think so too ...and how many times I passed it before?

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