Thursday, 23 April 2009
Jennifer Lopez looked a million miles away from Jenny from the Block as she turned dazzling Greek goddess in a photo shoot at the sacred Acropolis.
Wearing a stunning ice-blue and cream, wool and tulle Dolce & Gabbana autumn 2008 gown, with her hair teased into sexy curls, Jen smouldered for photographer Spyros Poros.
The photoshoot, reportedly for a Greek magazine, also saw her pose in a black Grecian minidress teamed with knee-high gladiator sandals and gorgeous gold jewellery.
One onlooker told The Sun: ‘She looked amazing dressed up as an ancient goddess in three different outfits. ‘At one point, she walked through the crowds wearing her dressing gown and looking very happy.’
J-Lo was in Greece for a concert on Saturday, where the singer donned three outfits for her one-off performance, including a white Charleston-style dress and black shorts with sexy over-the-knee boots.
When you want to turn into a Greek god or goddess as well and have a (tourist) photoshoot at the Acropolis, you can easily book a hotel in Athens on the website www.medestino.com.
But Athens has a lot more to offer than the Acropolis, such as:
• Ancient Agora: The Agora (market) was Athens' meeting place in ancient times, the focal point of administrative, commercial, political and social life. All roads led to this bustling and crowded place, where Socrates once expounded his philosophy and, later, where St Paul disputed daily in an attempt to win converts to Christianity.
• Museum of Cycladic & Ancient Greek Art: This exceptional private museum houses the biggest private collection of Cycladic art in the world. The original building was custom-built for the collection, and the finds are beautifully displayed and well labelled. Although the exhibits cover all periods from Cycladic to Roman times, the emphasis is on the Cycladic era from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.
• National Gardens: The delightfully shady National Gardens, featuring subtropical trees, winding paths and ornamental ponds with waterfowl, are a nice refuge from the heat of the summer months. Besides the exhibits of the Botanical Museum, there's a children's playground, a duck pond and a cafe, which makes a pleasant spot for a break.
• Temple of Olympian Zeus: The Temple of Olympian Zeus is is the largest in Greece. The temple was begun in the 6th century BC by Peisistratos, but was abandoned for lack of funds. Various other leaders had stabs at completing the temple, but it was left to Hadrian to complete the work in AD 131. It took more than 700 years to build.
• Theatre of Dionysos: The importance of theatre in the Athenian city-state can be gauged from the dimensions of the enormous Theatre of Dionysos on the southeastern slope of the Acropolis. During the golden age of the 5th century BC, dramas by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Aristophanes were commissioned for the Festival of Great Dionysia.