An exhibition of photographs on fire-stricken Ileia March 22, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Greece, Arts Exhibitions Greece, Arts Museums.
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Exhibition of before-and-after images of fire-stricken Ileia at the Gaia Center
An exhibition of photographs by Katerina Aidoni titled “A View of Ileia, Before and After”, that is, before and after last summer’s forest fires – opened at the Gaia Center last night to mark World Forestry Day celebrated on March 21.
The exhibition was launched last night by Niki Goulandris, head of the Goulandris Natural History Museum and its board. The photograph featured here shows the Hill of Cronus, Ancient Olympia, as it is now. The fires that engulfed the prefecture of Ileia threatened the Olympic flame-lighting ceremony but fortunately the gods of Olympus intervened and saved the site.
The Gaia Center, 100 Othonos Street, Kifissia, Athens.
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