May 27, 2017
This day we decided to visit the ancient Agora, a public place where the ancient Greeks came together. The Agora is situated in front of the Acropolis on which it shows a magnificent view. In the restored Stoa of Attalos you can find a museum with sculptures and archeological findings from the terrain.
After a simple lunch we decided to visit the Athens Conservatoire once more for those who didin’t visit it yet. I appeared to have missed part of the Documenta exhibition there so for me too it was worth while. After that we were to have dinner with our German friends near there, but alas, that didn’t work out.
View on the Acropolis from the Ancient Agora
Triton at the entrance of the Palace of the giants, a gymnasium ( A.D. 410-530) which was built after the Odeion of Agrippa (15 B.C.) was destroyed by fire in the Herulian invasion. This Triton, as the other three that are still te be seen, remains from the Odeion.
The temple of Hephaistos from a distance. This temple is told to be the best kept antique temple on Greek soil.
My wife was able to join me the last couple of days. After having heard so many stories about Athens the past three years she wanted to see for herself again!
The headless Roman emperor Hadrian
View on the Stoa of Attalos (159 – 138 B.C.) from a distance. This Stoa was built by Attalos II, king of Pergamon for the Athenians to meet, walk and do business. The Heruli destroyed it and in the fifties of the last century it was restored.
View on the inside of the Temple of Hephaistos
View over the length on the inside
View from the north
Metope from the side of the temple
Frontal view on the temple of hephaistos
This is what is left of the Middle Stoa (180-140 B.C.)
View on the restored Stoa of Attalos
Figurines of theatrical personae
Plan of the Agora at its fullest development in 2nd century A.D.
Nevin Aladagh: Music Room with funiture, housewares, musical instrument components and performances. At this moment a musical performance was being held with furniture instruments
Sedja Hémon, a rediscovered artist from Den Haag
Elisabeth Wild: Fantasia
Anna Davcíkova: on Allomorphing – 2017
Daniël Knorr: Book press
On this press dummies would be pressed
with stuff from the streets between its pages
The Ancient Agora