Sunday, June 22, 2008

Athena Parthenos


The Parthenon - Nashville, Tennessee

The Parthenon in Nashville was created for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and today stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park. Nashville's Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens, as it looked upon completion in 438 B.C. The building reinforces Nashville's nickname, "Athens of the South," and includes a re-creation of the Athena Parthenos statue, which stands 41' 10" tall.

Dear Peter,

The statue of Athena wasn't finished by the time I left Nashville, so last week was the first time I saw it. Impressive.


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