The shots below were taken during our trip to Athens in March this year.
Panathinaiko Stadium is the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The sports arena is a large open air stadium and it is the only stadium in the world completely built of white marble.
I love the wide open space of the stadium, the vast expanse of the sky and the iconic Olympic rings in the distance. Unfortunately the main entry gate is not open, so we only managed to take some pictures from the entrance.
Panathinaiko...hmm...I am only familiar with the name Panathinaikos which is a football team. :pReplyDelete
Am I going to see any open goals in the football match between Brazil and Holland?ReplyDelete
That is one awesome space!ReplyDelete
Imagine standing in the middle of that and feeling the cheers from all around you. Wow!
Wow! I would definitely love to visit there one day! Must be breathtaking in person!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful stadium and great shots. The sky over the stadium is breathtaking.ReplyDelete
Completely built with white marble? Wow! Awesome!ReplyDelete
Waaa...so so so nice...ReplyDelete
I love the perspective on these photos. Great take on the open theme!ReplyDelete
It's great if there's track & field going during your visit!ReplyDelete
These are great photos of a fascinating place.ReplyDelete
Happy weekend to you.
Great space indeed. I don't mind lying on the open ground and staring at the skies during the night. It's going to be real beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
Very open. When I see pics like that I try to imaging them with a lot of people in them. Great choice!ReplyDelete
It' a superb stadium! What a great place to visit!ReplyDelete
this place is huge! great photos for the theme.ReplyDelete
Is it still used for sporting events? Hope so!ReplyDelete
Over 100 years and it's still in good shape.ReplyDelete
Oh wow... this is so beautiful. Lots of history and culture..ReplyDelete
My take on PH is up HERE.
i'd love to see that place personally. that looks so impressive! great capture!ReplyDelete
An amazing space! Very impressive design!ReplyDelete
Normally, a stadium like this has a green grass ground. This looks so wide. Athens is a great place for Olympic Games and they hosted several times, I think.ReplyDelete
White marble! That is a sight i truly want to see in personReplyDelete
It looks amazingly huge!ReplyDelete
I have seen this two years ago, when I did my round trip through Greece. I saw the very first one too, but there is not much left.ReplyDelete
Pretty impressive..I got to go to Greece many years ago and loved it.ReplyDelete
Great angle of the shot. It looks so spacious. I agree it would be amazing to stand in the open of the stadium and hear the cheering.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
great shots! i can feel the expanse...will FIFA give this a try? :)ReplyDelete
wow! that is one big stadium!ReplyDelete
Mine's up -- My son, out in the open sea, swimming with the dolphins.
it's very vast...it must be roaring there when all packed up with peopleReplyDelete
The 1st pic looks great!ReplyDelete
so huge...nice shots LR!ReplyDelete
happy Tuesday! :)ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous photos yo've got here. Red means beautiful interesting meaning. For what beautiful is Red.lol I love all photos here great view and all great shots indeed.ReplyDelete
Athens is synonymous with history.Amazing photography.Would like to get more such pictures from you.ReplyDelete