Destination: Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville, TN – Home of Athena
The Parthenon without the marbles, is like a smile with a tooth missing. ~Neil Kinnock
We wanted to go see Athena Parthenos, so we did. The Parthenon in Nashville is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. She stands approximately 42 feet tall, and dons clothing and accessories that look of solid gold. I am talking HUGE and shiny!
This is the small statue of Nike (Victory) in Athena’s right hand. Nike is actually life-size (6’4), but she looks a lot smaller from the ground. She is the goddess of victory and of athletic footwear (lol I thought this was awesome since I love to run!). She holds a garland, with which she is apparently about to crown Athena.
The Parthenon is absolutely gorgeous in structure, has SO much history to offer. If you want to be amazed, go visit this beautiful place at some point.