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October 19th, 2015
A Marble Stadium

Athens_Olympic Stadium

Still in Athens, Greece. This is the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic games took place in 1896. This is the only stadium in the world that is made entirely of marble. This stadium is still used. During the 2004 Olympic games, it was used for archery and was also the finishing line for the marathon.

On the day we visited, the place was full of tourists, although you wouldn’t know it from this photo. It was cool seeing the stadium used over one hundred years ago, and I liked the marble but it wouldn’t be comfortable to sit on. I’d be taking my cushion with me!

3 comments to “A Marble Stadium”

  1. I don’t blame you, I’d want a cushion too.

  2. Even so, I bet this stadium has seen lots of exciting moments.

  3. Cool that it’s still standing, but I think I’d want something more comfortable to sit on, too.