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Statue of Athena: The Parthenon Nashville,  2004 | by steveartist
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Statue of Athena: The Parthenon Nashville, 2004

Nashville, Tennessee has an exact-size replica of the famous Parthenon in Athens, Greece. It was constructed for the centennial of the United States in 1876 and is in a lovely park near Vanderbilt University. In the early 1980s an effort to reproduce the statue of Athena that originally occupied Greece's Parthenon was undertaken. A lot of research was done to try and be as accurate as possible. The project took eight years to complete and was finished in 1990. The sculptor was Alan LeQuire.

 

This photo was made with a Fujifilm FinePix A310, a 3 megapixel camera, using a 6 megapixel interpolated file. This image is from the original jpeg file. I steadied the camera against a column in order to get the best possible outcome. Another photographer, just a moment later, asked the mother and daughter to move away. He really missed the point. I think that they made the shot.

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Taken on May 8, 2004