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Porto Leone ("Lion Port")

Porto Leone ("Lion Port")
Piraeus, Greece (a copy...) BRING THE LION BACK HOME !
The lion was a famous landmark in Piraeus, having stood there since the first
or second century AD. The Piraeus Lion is one of four lion statues on display
at the Venetian Arsenal. It was originally located in Piraeus, the ancient harbour
of Athens. It was looted by Venetian naval commander Francesco Morosini
in 1687 as plunder taken in the Great Turkish War against the Ottoman Empire.

Breite: 37.938579° N
Länge: 23.628159°O

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DAME TARTINE
DAME TARTINE
merci du commentaire !
9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to DAME TARTINE
De rien !!
9 years ago.
M@rie ♥ ♥
M@rie ♥ ♥
Voici une belle photo qui me rappelle le "MERLION" à Singapoor
9 years ago.
Ester
Ester
This is interesting, nice
9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Thank you Ester !
9 years ago.
Adam *
Adam *
Most interesting. I am pleased to note that it was not only the UK that 'plundered' Greek antiquities!
9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Adam *
Don´t forget the greek statues in french Louvre (Venus of Milo &
Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (337 BC))....
The Rolls-Royce radiator figurine, Spirit of Ecstasy, was based
on the Nike of Samothrace.
9 years ago. Edited 9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
I've Got Dreams To Remember

I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
I've got dreams Dreams to remember
Honey I saw you there last night
Another mans arms holding you tight
Nobody knows what I feeled inside
All I know, I walked away and cried
I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
[Listen to me] I've got dreams, rough dreams Dreams to remember
I know you said he was just a friend
But I saw him kiss you again and again
These eyes of mine, they don't fool me
Why did he hold you so tenderly?
I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
[Listen honey] I've got dreams
Dreams, rough dreams
Dreams to remember
I still want you to stay
I still love you anyway
I still don't want you to ever leave
Girl, you just satisfy me! [Ooh-Wee!]
I know you said he was just a friend
But I saw you kiss him again and again
These eyes of mine, they don't fool me
Why did he hold you so tenderly?
I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
[Listen to me mama]
I've got dreams
Dreams, bad dreams
Dreams, rough dreams
To remember
Don't make me suffer
Dreams, bad dreams
Dreams, rough dreams
To remember

Otis Redding (Rythm & Soul Music)
9 years ago.
Marianne Perdomo Machin
Marianne Perdomo Mac…
Strange how Greece's heritage always finds itself elsewhere :/

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9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Marianne Perdomo Mac…
Yes, extremely strange... Extremely strange is also that our museums are empty of Cultural and other Artistic objects that belongs to coutries like Italy, France, England, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Persia...... Also, extremely strange is that the Triumphal Quadriga or Horses of Saint Mark, the Elgin Marbles, the Aegina Temple figures (Glyptothek/Munich), the Venus of Milo & Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (337 BC) (Louvre, Paris), the Tripod of Platea (Delphes/Hippodrome Constantinople) and other antiquities are lost the place of origin with violence. To notice only a small part of our immense lost.
9 years ago. Edited 9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Bravo, la Bavière !
Une exemple de restitution : une pièce du sarcophage du Pharaon Akhenaton retourne en Egypte après une éclipse de 75 ans !!!
9 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
Hic Sunt Leones !!!
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
“C'est un bien autre animal, que le colossal lion qui se tient à la porte de l'Arsenal. Immobile et colérique, il a l'air de rugir Salamine...
Ce n'est pas un lion noble et humain, comme celui de Thorwaldsen ; c'est un lion-dieu, le genius terrible des guerres médiques, dans lesquelles l'Europe semble prête à dévorer l'Asie.”
Jules Michelet - Sur les chemins de l'Europe (1893)
5 years ago.