Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nashville Parthenon

Today we went to The Nashville Parthenon. They filmed a movie here; Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Of course, when they shot it the the new statue of Athena wasn't there, so that was totally different. It was funny watching the movie later and going "I know those water fountains, I drank from those!" I took a ton of pictures, though Maggie stole my camera halfway through; maybe she needs a camera next? Of course, the twins spent the most time trying to decide why this one statue had only part of his parts, if you know what I mean. Never mind it was missing his head; the fact that his trouser snake was gone was much more interesting.

The Parthenon. Notice the way the columns are shaped.

Is it just me, or does the scupltor of Athena have a snake fetish? She is covered in them, and she looks like one herself. The gold eyebrows and lashes don't help with the snake image at all; the only thing that isn't white or gold on her is her eyes. Apparently Greeks are one of those groups of people who think snakes are lucky or something. Yikes!

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