humor, photography

Columns Still Vertical

The roof they supported is long gone, but many of this Greek temple’s columns have not noticed.  The temple is even more ancient than the slides I scanned to make this post.
(BTW, the [Menu] button atop the vertical black bar reveals the widgets.)

Vertical=001

Vertical=002

Vertical=003

Vertical=004

The images were scanned in 2018 from slides taken at Paestum in 1977, with pushed Ektachrome film in a Canon SLR with a 50 mm lens.  The slides were in remarkably good condition when Indiana Jones unearthed them.

The temple is even more ancient than the slides.

haiku, history, photography

Paestum Haiku

One ancient civilization that built big temples (from blocks of stone) built bigger things (from thoughts and deeds).  Much bigger.
(BTW, the [Menu] button atop the vertical black bar reveals the widgets.)

Big ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #143

Big-4-Paestum

Paestum #1
|Big limestone columns
|sang silent hymns to honor
|sleazy pagan gods.

Paestum #2
|Old Greek thoughts and deeds
|built bigger things than temples.
|Like democracy.