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Rotating Sky and Abandoned Church

By: Anthony Ayiomamitis

 

Region: Europe

Site: Cape Sounion - Greece

Date: July 2014

A time-exposure image shows the rotating sky (star trails) around the north celestial pole, marked by Polaris. From the photographer: "The impressive but abandoned Church of Saint Ioannis Prodromou was built in 1919 near the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. The church was never granted a permit for its operation following the objections of the Department of Antiquities (Greece) due to the fact that its construction included materials taken from the nearby archaeological grounds at Sounion." Anthony Ayiomamitis, Perseus.gr

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