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Spartan at Thermopylae (Jean-Michel_2011)

August 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Spartan at Thermopylae
The tourists get off the bus then line up, one-by-one, to have their photo taken with the Spartan ready to battle, looming over and behind them.

Meanwhile, Jean-Michel walks around the site considering his subject from many angles, waiting until everyone has done the holiday snap.  He takes his time ...

This rear view - no pun intended - captures the grandeur of the landscape.  The mountains overlook the flat narrow plain at Thermopylae where the infamous battle between the Greeks and the Persians took place in 480BC, and which has been fictionalized in the movie retelling, "300".  - Helen


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