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Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,200
Byron Day

Lord Byron, the romantic poet, is popular in Greece for the contributions he made, both personal and financial, to its war of independence from the Ottomans. In fact, in 2008, the Greek government announced that the anniversary of his death on April 19, 1824 would be celebrated as Byron Day. But I discovered that he left his mark in a more physical form by carving his name into the fine marble of the Temple of Poseidon, on Cape Sounion.

He wasn't alone:

Byron's carved his name into the pillar in 1810 (image shot RAW, processed in PhotoLab 2, cropped, sharpened in Topaz Sharpen AI and upscaled 2x using Gigapixel AI)

This was about the only image on the whole trip where I felt that the 200mm equiv zoom of the RX100M6 was inadequate.

This is the location of his graffiti:

Modern tourists aren't allowed near the ancient columns.

The elegant temple is about 200 ft high, overlooking the sea

I wasn't there to photograph birds, but saw this pheasant(?).

Is this a pheasant?

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