Isthmia, Corinthia

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Hilary

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Isthmia, Corinthia
« on: May 10, 2013, 09:42:59 AM »
Isthmia.
Spring seems to have finished here at the beginning of May
Poppies and lions' heads.
Poppies and sarcophagi.
Poppies and the Temple of Poseidon
Opus sectile in the museum
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Hilary

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Isthmia, Corinthia
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 04:50:52 PM »
Isthmia ancient site  in July.
All very dried up except for the green Pine Trees

Pine Trees and seed heads.
Greco- Roman theatre from the 2nd half of the 5th C. BC
A reconstruction of the Starting Gates at the stadium.
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Hilary

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Re: Isthmia, Corinthia
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 04:52:59 PM »
Wild flowers and the Hypocaust of the Roman Baths
Capparis plants growing in the ruins of the Roman Baths
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 05:00:28 PM »
Not a flower in sight but the reason for visiting the Isthmia site in the middle of the summer.
I saw these mosaics many years ago but in subsequent visits they were always  covered up with sand or being restored.

I don't know if they will be permanently uncovered now or is it just for the summer.
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Alisdair

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Re: Isthmia, Corinthia
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 08:01:03 AM »
Wonderful mosaics, thanks for these rare pictures Hilary!
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 04:13:12 PM »
Photos from a visit to the site at Isthmia in May 2013
Poppies and lions' heads.
Poppies and sarcophagi.
Poppies and the Temple of Poseidon
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Isthmia, Corinthia
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 04:18:23 PM »
The lost post from May 2013 seems to have turned up again.
As a bonus here is a photo from a postcard they were selling in the museum in 2013.
I hadn't seen this gold bull and asked where it was.
It is the size of a little finger nail

Gold Bull statuette, 6th c BC
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Alisdair

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Re: Isthmia, Corinthia
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 08:37:43 AM »
Hilary, thanks for recovering these photos - and for so kindly not disclosing that it was my own cack-handed attempt to combine them with your much more recent post that had somehow managed to delete that March 2013 one!   :-\
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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Re: Isthmia, Corinthia
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2022, 05:59:46 AM »
Some more photos of the site at Isthmia

Many wild flowers in May among the ruins

We walked down to see the mosaic in the Great Hall of the Roman bath which gave me the opportunity of snapping yet more wild flowers
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