The Parthenon of Nashville

12 December 2008
Modern reconstruction of Athena of Phidias in Nashville, Tennessee (Parthenon).

Modern reconstruction of Athena of Phidias in Nashville, Tennessee (Parthenon).

Well, Jona, that was a salutary reminder to me to put up my little site on the Parthenon; the one at Nashville, of course, for which the last time I looked, there was no good site online. It is a curious monument, originally built of plaster for a fair, then permanently rebuilt in beige concrete, which they assert was the original color of the temple in Athens — today’s gleaming white being an artifact of weathering! See my diary for further odd details.


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