May 04, 2011

Worn

...by good use but still beautiful and distinctive. These photos are literally reflective; they suggest an essential harmony between time and culture.  

Numismatic Museum of Athens, Greece. A work of Ernst Ziller, 19th century, Athens, Greece. An impressive and glorious building of imposing architecture. (Photos Above) 

The Numismatic Museum in Athens is one of the most important museums of Greece and houses one of the greatest collections of coins, ancient and modern, in the world. 
The museum itself is housed in the former mansion of Heinrich Schliemann, the famous German archaeologist, formally known as Iliou Melathron, "Palace of Ilion".   

{Ernst Moritz Theodor Ziller was a Saxon architect who later became a Greek national, and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a major designer of royal and municipal buildings in Athens, Patras and other Greek cities.}
We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. xx   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

56 comments:

David Allen Waters said...

worn with time brings such beauty.

Darlene said...

I love things that look worn. Great photos. Love the blue door.

blueviolet said...

There is such character in how time wears away at things. Love these!

Rui Pires said...

Beautiful pictures.

I really enjoyed the first.

Thanks...

Rui Pires - OLHAR D'OURO
http://lamegoimage.blogspot.com/

texwisgirl said...

beautiful aging. loved the 'sinks'. :)

LceeL said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. And your photography is excellent. And you, my dear woman, are more than forgiven for not being around.

Sandra said...

sorry about your internet problems. I LOVE the first shot, that is really beautiful and i would love to see it. these are all something i would love to visit

Pétales de fées said...

I love the first photo! What a great idea! The great white facade is beautiful lanterns! Courage with computers! I understand!
Good evening!

Joop Zand said...

again very nice and good Betty

everyone has sometimes these problems....you don't have to apologies.

warm greetings from a friend.

Joop

magda said...

Αγαπημένη μου Μπέττυ
Χρόνια πολλά, καλώς σε βρήκα !!!
Υπέροχες οι φωτογραφίες σου με την καταπληκτική αρχιτεκτονική !!!
Εγώ, έχω συνηθίσει στην χαμηλή ταχύτητα που είναι μόνιμη.
Αφού δυσκολεύομαι να δω βίντεο, μια ώρα κάνει να γεμίσει.
Πολλά φιλάκια, χάρηκα που βρεθήκαμε πάλι!

septembermom said...

Quite beautiful photos. Love the Jung quote. Thanks Betty!

Ξανθή said...

Μπέττυ πολύ ωραίες φωτογραφίες, να φανταστείς ότι δεν έχω μπει ποτέ μέσα στο κτήριο παρόλο που μένω στην Αθήνα.
Ευχαριστούμε.

Bobbi said...

Such beautiful pictures!!

Olesya said...

hi =)
♥ great blog and post ♥

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Ms. A said...

Lovely photos. I wish time had been that kind to me.

Bitch said...

Thank you Betty,
in-spite your problems with the
internet you don't give up.
This is the spirit only we blogger
have!!!
I just adore all old things..
Send you my warm hugs from Greece!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Hi Betty.

I've been having the same internet problems. Frustrating!

These pictures are moving, as is Jung's quote.

Hugs to you. xo Robyn

Nancy said...

Beautiful! I especially appreciate the first photo. Amazing!

Hope your interwebs gets better soon. We miss you! :)

Kristin said...

Such beautiful images. I hope your internet situation gets better for you soon!

Kelly said...

These are lovely photos! I'm especially drawn to the simplicity of the lanterns on the white wall.

Hope you're having a good week, Betty!

Nevine said...

I do love doors and arches and mirrors and all that lovely stuff you've shared with us, Betty. And I especially love all of these things when they show the loved markings of time.

I hope your internet connection picks up soon. How frustrating to be "out" like that! Take care, Dear Betty!

Big hugs,
Nevine

ρομπερτ said...

'worn', yet its honesty and reality remains. just like light.

please have a good thursday.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, the architecture is imposing! I like the patinas and well used look.

Bummer about the connection. Hope it straightens out.

Unknown Mami said...

Well worn things are beautiful and comforting.

Ms.Wasteland said...

Those are really lovely. The blue door is so interesting. Love the color.

Kimberley said...

Gorgeous photos as always :) Sorry to hear you're having internet troubles. Hopefully you'll be up and running at full speed again real soon.

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

Inspiring post!I like Iliou Melathron.Ancient buildings are more impressive than the buildings structured these years.

Cloudia said...

the angels just adore Earth's patina!



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Leovi said...

Magnificent series full of sensitivity. I love the lights, texture, framing and clean tones. And especially the poetry of the past that beautifully convey. Greetings

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous!

Misalyn said...

it may look old but it is still beautiful...have a nice set of photos Betty...i love the way you capture the lines and textures in different angle.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It's all so very artistic and the lines, textures and dimensions and angles....your photos make a perfect post!

Thank you so much for visiting with me yesterday, I'm trying now to play catchup and stop by with a smile and a big Texas "Howdy" for you. Your comment made my day.
Here's My Thursday Post...Sting's Fields of Gold Have a wonderful day.

Bossy Betty said...

These are so pretty. Hope I am that graceful when I get that worn!

Magia da Inês said...

°•♥°Amiga,
♫♫.•
*¨*•♫♫¸
Maravilhosas... amei todas as imagens!!!

Beijinhos.
Brasil
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*¨*•♫♫¸

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Como siempre un placer haberme pasado de nuevo por tu casa. Ya tenemos aquí el finde...

Saludos y un abrazo.

Pastor Dennis said...

There is something to be gained in learning a gracious love for the worn and the old in place of our impatience and embarrassment. These photos show that your eye is trained by that gracious love.

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

The details are fantastic. Good regists

Auto Title Loans said...

I love it! I wish there was such beauty and elegance in So Cal. Unfortunately, everything is bright and Spanish influenced.

SquirrelQueen said...

I do so love the look of well worn wood like your first photo, it is charming.

No need to apologize, many of us have had similar internet connection problems recently. Hope your provider corrects the problem soon.

KikiMo said...

hello!

KikiMo said...

Wonderful pics!

Have a great weekend!

ladyfi said...

Fabulously faded beauty!

ritsa said...

I love that salmon wall color.
Looks beautiful!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful to live in, beauty in the way you give it to everyone.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

unknown mami, yes, i agree. worn by good use!

Pat Tillett said...

I love all the various textures and colors. Very nice photos Betty!

ANRAFERA said...

Marvellous and retailers you come out in photographs.
Thank you for these places approaching with captivation.
Cordial greeting.
Ramon

Emm said...

Stunning photos Betty! I love the Iliou Melathron. I hope your internet connection recovers soon!

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

great images, i hope i will photograph myself Athens Athens sightseeing sometimes soon...:)

Christopher said...

I love the intricacy and craftsmanship of old things. Wonderful photos.

love lives in the kitchen said...

beautiful pictures! thank you so much for sharing!
have a sweet day,
justyna

michael said...

Wonderful architecture and pics.
Great quote! thanks for sharing with us. ;)

Georgia said...

Worn beauty!

Nice post, Betty.

Georgia said...

Love the blue door the most.
Worn but beautiful.

Hugs.

Pink Poodle Bows said...

Love these photos! So beautiful! I am now following u! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gunn said...

SUPERB!