Sunday, April 18, 2010

Inventory

All over the Acropolis we saw a lot of these broken pieces of marble, inventory for the restoration. They were not labeled according to which temple they belong to, at least I haven't seen any.
And I saw this pretty little "throne" - do you think it's a throne?
I've worked in a job where we took inventory twice a year. It's a ton of work - time consuming and boring - I can't tell if it was the same with the people who keeps the inventory of these items.
As you can see they are grouped together and are cordoned off - hands off policy.

17 comments:

  1. it must be a tough job to do an inventory for these marble pieces and to put them together again the way it looked thousands of years ago is another story.

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  2. It's a part of the place I rarely see, Maria, so kudos to you for noticing and taking the photos! I am so impressed by your travelogues. :)

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  3. It must be quite a work to keep track of every stone...

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  4. Wonderfully captured Maria. Quite a beautiful puzzle!

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  5. napagod ako pag isip ko pa lang kung paano nila nagawang ilagay lahat yang marble sa iisang lugar para sa inventory. :)

    that's a lot of hard work!

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  6. it must take a lot of time to take inventory there.

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  7. I hope those wh do this job are historians at heart, knowing the value of each piece :D But really, sa bigat nyan at dami ha, hindi ako magtitiyaga lol

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  8. wow! that's a lot of marble pieces, i wonder how they categorise each? kudos to the people who does inventories, i don't have the patience for these :D

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  9. How fascinating, at least to me. I've always appreciated and wanted to see ancient ruins.

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  10. How have you been, dear friend? Belated Happy Easter to you. I apologize for the rather late response to the greeting you left on my site. I hope things have been well with you.

    I haven't written a lot lately due to a very busy work schedule. I feel quite drained to think and write by the time I get home. However, I haven't given up on blogging. I just need to find a time to write again.

    I love your pictures from Greece. Greek and Roman history are interests of mine and both are places I plan on visiting someday. I'm very happy for you that you've had the chance to visit and marvel at such a place that is so rich in history and culture.

    Cheers and take very good care of yourself always.

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  11. i don't envy the person who does the inventory here.:p

    pieces of the Parthenon at the British Museum, apparently, were missed during the inventory.:p

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  12. Keeping an inventory is NEVER fun, at least in my experience. There are so many old bits and pieces I have no idea how they could keep it straight.

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  13. not a fun thing to do when the task is as huge as keeping track on the likes of these objects. but it would be gratifying once completed. beautiful photos.

    thanks always for the visit.

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  14. Nice post, Maria! What an amazing and fascinating work to put in the right temple all those pieces.

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  15. There is still so much to be done there! It's amazing!

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  16. All that jumble reminds me of ruins in Siem Reap, Cambodia and in Luxor, Egypt. It takes monumental amount of time just working on these 'puzzles'.

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  17. beautiful and authentic collections !

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