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Adam_Lewis ha aggiunto una foto al pool:

5D-20-06-10-095

So we took a trip to Athens last week for a friends wedding with our 4 month old which was an ‘interesting trip’ and pretty much meant that I didn’t get much time to head off to take any photos. Having done some research I’d decided to head up Mount Lycabettus one evening to capture Athens shortly after sunset (and thus miss the 1st half of Eng vs Algeria – which turned out to be a great decision!). So I jumped in a cab on the advice that it would take 30 mins to get here where in fact it took twice that and thus missed the funicular that runs every 30 mins to make it to the top for soon after sunset. Once I made it the viewing area is pretty small and was busy plus strangely there is a phone mast bang in the middle of the view. So I started to head down the steps to find this alternative view free from people. All this meant that I was about 30 mins later taking this picture than I had planned and was ideally hoping to capture more detail from the sea in the background. <br />

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Some Wikipedia info for you:
Mount Lycabettus (In Greek: Lykavittos, Λυκαβηττός) is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece. At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, the hill (also known as Lycabettos or Lykabettos) is the highest point in the city that surrounds it. Pine trees cover its base, and at its peak are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant. The hill is a popular tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki. (The railway station can be found at Aristippou street). Lycabettus appears in various legends. Popular stories suggest it was once the refuge of wolves, possibly the origin of its name (which means "the one (the hill) that is walked by wolves"). Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to Athena, who created it when she dropped a mountain she had been carrying from Pallene for the construction of the Acropolis after the box holding Erichthonius was opened.

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