The Parthenon of Nashville

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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