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Old May 26th, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Parthenon Scaffolding

We are planning a trip to Greece in September. Is the Parthenon still under construction with scaffolding that obstructs the view-or has most of this been completed by now? Thanks.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 02:53 PM
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I believe the scaffolding is still there - but it was inside the building the last time I was there. One tour guide told me prior to '04 that the scaffolding would be gone for the Olympics but I noticed in NBC's coverage of the Olympics that it was still there. One tour guide told our group that it would be there for 20 years.

Would you skip Athens or the Parthenon if the scaffolding was still there? I hope not - the building and the whole Acropolis are remarkable even with the work going on.
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We were in Athens in late March and there is extensive scaffolding on the Parthenon.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 12:33 PM
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I just returned from a trip to Greece, and while there is scaffolding on the Parthenon, I would not say that it "obstructs the view" in any way. We found all of the Acropolis to be a spectacular site and well worth a few hours.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 01:00 PM
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Don't expect the scaffolding to ever be gone, and you won't be disappointed.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Heimdall, (for)ever isn't that long ya know.

I was 21yrs and living just outside of Athens when they put the crane up in the middle of the Parthenon.

And they just took it down this past last year...I'm 53 now . Regards, Walter
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It was still there last week when I left..Didn't even gp up as I had seen it sans scaffolding 30 years ago and the night lighting is wonderful from the Plaka. As to skipping the area don't..just look past the reconstruction..A day trip to Temple of Poisidon is interesting and the trip along the coast very beautiful. Save your money because it cost $$$$ in Greece as anywhere in Europe these days, Walk, walk walk in the Plaka..sights, smells and people!!! Couldn't get enough.. Have a good one...amer_can
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Walter, you are only 53, so there's still hope for you. As for me...?
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:30 AM
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Is there STILL scaffolding at the Parthenon? It was there when we were, in 1992. When will they ever get it done!!??
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Well, I'll bet they used some sort of scaffolding when they started building it in 447BC, so who knows? ;-)
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Old May 28th, 2008, 08:28 AM
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I was there in 1969 and there was scaffolding on it same as today

Like they say in Italy about such scaffolding on facades

been there so long it's now considered to be part of the facade
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