Now here is the watercolor image, what a beauty:

"That rare and beautiful creature glimpsed..."

"..beneath the colonnade at midday"

and the card, (he knows Elli Lambeti!) and the Caryatid:

Fabulous, David!

"Through all kinds of weather...what if the sky should fall?

Just as long as we're together, it doesn't matter at all..

We stand here alone, made out of stone, side by side "

(all are now copies outside atop the Acropolis)

If you come to Athens and go to the Acropolis Museum,

inside you will be able to see the 5 originals, clean and well combed,

their 6th sister is missing (kidnapped by Lord Elgin)

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2016 at 10:09pm

:-)

Comment by David Stafford on February 16, 2016 at 12:30am

Trust in the Lord but Carry a Tid...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2016 at 12:21am

posture class girls balancing books on head - Google Search

Comment by Thomas Brown on February 15, 2016 at 8:35pm

Let's make hats like those. Eh? Sell them to tourists?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 15, 2016 at 6:24pm

Comment by David Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 6:02pm

Thanks Katerina. I wonder if women at the time said, "Boy, nobody wears their hair like that."

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 15, 2016 at 5:55pm

Until they brought the Caryatids to the display at the museum, David,we had never

seen their backs and the beautiful braids. Each one is different:

And they have this thick "hair" at the back of their necks to allow for

thicker stone to support that weight above them . Thus, Tom , it was

a design to not have pressure just on their necks :-)

Comment by David Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 4:19pm

I'd never seen the elaborate coiff before. Thanks, Katerina.

Comment by Thomas Brown on February 15, 2016 at 4:04pm

Is that a lot of pressure on their necks?

Comment by David Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 12:27am

Excellent...thanks, Katerina. I'll ask Diane to return the marbles one more time.

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