Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/12/2011 12:09:09 AM

a cool view! #1414642

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/12/2011 1:20:10 AM

Outstanding capture of this impressive place, Rey! The Odeon must've been an amazing way to spend an evening "back in the day". Of course, the fairly recent evening with Bocelli must have been fantastic in its own right.
Do they still do "sound and light" programs there? #9730192

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 10/12/2011 2:41:12 AM

Excellent perspective and capture, Reynaldo. I'm sure the concert was wonderful. #9730219

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/12/2011 9:12:18 AM

Thank you Tiia, Mary and Tammy for the visits, compliments and praise, it's definitely encouraging and uplifting.

Mary, one of the things that this vacation did not allow us was the opportunity to spend more time to linger and explore the place. So we only had probably 2-3 hours tops, to see all the attractions. It would have been exciting to experience the place in the evening and I'd think they do have some kind of "sound and light programs here," though I don't know for sure. It would have been a treat, huh? There was a free Roman play, though and I'll post some captures later. #9730808

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/12/2011 10:04:49 AM

Love the song too, now I can' get it out of my head!

"Everybody's talking at me.
I don't hear a word they're saying,
Only the echoes of my mind.
People stopping staring,
I can't see their faces,
Only the shadows of their eyes."

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Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/12/2011 10:08:16 AM

Sorry, I inadvertently posted this instead of on Mary's gallery! I wish there was a way to edit posted remarks after the fact. #9730870

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 10/12/2011 10:57:32 AM

Like that song too, Reynaldo! It would be great to be able to edit comments!
Incredible capture of this historic site! Your clarity, pov, perspective & comp are brilliant, indeed! WTG, my friend! #9730905

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/12/2011 1:58:25 PM

Thanks Patrick, it's always a pleasure to see your posts. It would be nice to be able to edit comments. There are times when the comments that I've written don't always sound the way I have intended and as a result they've unintentionally offended people. Unfortunately, there's no way to edit, too bad. #9731200

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 10/12/2011 3:17:49 PM

Wow what a stellar view Reynaldo. This image has wonderful depth and such wonderful tonality. It must have been breathtaking to have experienced this live. #9731312

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/12/2011 3:45:29 PM

Yeah, I agree Heather, it must have been awesome to attend a concert here. Thanks for looking! #9731362

Susan Weisensel level-classic 10/12/2011 5:30:59 PM

Very cool Raynaldo, The POV is over the top. #9731510

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 10/12/2011 7:59:44 PM

What an amazing sight- a place that I have to put on my list of places to visit #9731687

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 10/13/2011 7:35:10 AM

This photo absolutely takes my breath away! Truly exceptional work, my friend!

ccc #9732465

Kerry Hill level-classic 10/13/2011 11:02:02 AM

Wow what a capture Reynaldo, absolutely fantastic!! #9732710

Nancy L. Green level-classic 10/13/2011 12:54:12 PM

FANTASTIC capture of this beautiful and historical place, WTG Rey!!! <>< #9732886

John Connolly level-classic 10/13/2011 1:44:58 PM

What a remarkable theatre, Reynaldo! I wonder how well the sound travelled up to the back rows, it looks like a long way down to the stage! #9732961

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/13/2011 2:08:02 PM

Thank you so much Susan, Carol, Candice Kerry, Nancy and John for the encouraging remarks on this image. Wonderful observation John, apparently these theatres that were built during the Roman and Greek days were so good that acoustically you can hear the sounds from anywhere in the stadium One amphitheater, the Epidauros Theatre built during the fourth century BC, was a huge 15,000 seat theatre with amazing acoustic properties. As a matter of fact, you can sit anywhere in this auditorium and hear someone on the center stage of the theatre strike a match. The limestone seats seem to block out the low frequencies of crowd chatter, and enhance the high frequencies of performers on-stage. The remarkable acoustic quality of this theatre was either designed by mistake, or it was because of some engineering far ahead of its time.

Read more: UltraCoolFun: 7 Stunning Auditoriums & Theatres From The Ancient World http://ultracoolfun..com/2011/02/7-stunning-auditoriums-theatres-from.html#ixzz1ahLqMQgx #9732986

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/14/2011 8:19:07 AM

amazing pov and fantastic capture!!! #9734614

Tammy Espino level-classic 10/14/2011 7:25:52 PM

I am always amazed by the history of these places and what they could do!! Awesome shot!!! #9735665

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 10/16/2011 11:37:21 AM

I LOVE amphitheaters...this one is amazing, Rey...you have captured such depth from the theater to the surrounding city...fantastic POV and comp!!
I attended a couple of concerts + a wonderful ballet at the amphitheater in Pompei...great memories. Love the sound, and the history...feels like you're in the time past. Amazing. GREAT capture! #9738798

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/16/2011 11:50:37 AM

Thanks for the kind words and visit Stefania, Tammy and Patricia. It's always a pleasure to see your posts. #9738815

Wm Nosal level-classic 10/16/2011 12:01:24 PM

WOW, Reynaldo!!! Beautiful!
Great POV #9738830

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 10/29/2011 12:51:45 PM

Awesome Reynaldo! Bet we see this again!


jo annc. #9770824

Karen Celella level-classic 11/6/2011 7:46:38 AM

Fabulous POV, Reynaldo. #9787096

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 12/9/2011 2:35:16 PM

Fantastic Reynaldo, love the info too!

jo ann c. #9856125


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Description

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the south slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped amphitheater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof, and was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000.


Andrea Bocelli gave a concert at the Odeon of Herod Atticus, in September 2010, attended by George Papandreou, the prime minister of Greece and Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens, among others. All proceeds were donated to help cure cancer. ~ Wikipedia



Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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