Saturday, August 9, 2008

Olympia, Greece

Summer 2008

It was great timing to visit Olympia -- a week before the Olympic games in Beijing. The ruins of the Ancient Olympic games were breathtaking. A few that we saw included the temple of Zeus, the gymnasium, the temple of Hera and our favorite, the ancient track. It was pretty amazing to stand (and run) on the same ground that the original Olympians competed on in 776 B.C.

The Temple of Zeus

The marble blocks where the winners were crowned.

The walkway and arch that leads to the stadium

Ready to race

Running and crossing the finish line on the ancient track

Cooling off on the hills for the spectators

Copyright 2008

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