Echo Down The Years - Temple of Poseidon

Lois  Bryan

Joined August 2008

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Featured in Greece and all things Hellenic September 6, 2009.
Featured in The Mysterious Balkans August 6, 2009.
Top Ten in the “Greece – Ancient and Modern!!” challenge in 1. The Mysterious Balkans August 5, 2009.
Winner of the “Columns” challenge in Mood & Ambience challenge July 27, 2009.
Featured in If It Doesn’t Belong July 14, 2009.
Top Ten in “Best Beautiful Buildings of the Bubble” challenge in If It Doesn’t Belong July 14, 2009.
Second Place in the “Historic and Modern Day Ruins; World Heritage Sites” In First Things group June 24, 2009.
Placed Third in the “Temples, Chapels, Ruins, Pylons and other Historic buildings” challenge in First Things group June 10, 2009.
Top Ten in the “Babylon” challenge in First Things group May 13, 2009.
Second Place in the “Famous National Landmarks” challenge in Mood & Ambience May 17, 2009.
Featured in You’re Accepted May 11, 2009.
Top Ten in the “History 101” challenge in the First Things Group May 11, 2009.
Featured in Unique Buildings of the World May 2, 2009.

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We visited the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, about an hour’s drive from Athens, Greece, in 2005. I do hope we get to visit the Mediterranean again some day!!!!

“The temple of Poseidon was constructed in approx. 440 B.C. It is perched above the sea at a height of almost 60 m. The design of the temple is a typical hexastyle i.e. it had a front portico with 6 columns.
As with all Greek temples, the Poseidon building was rectangular, with a colonnade on all four sides. The total number of original columns was 42: 18 columns still stand today. The columns are of the Doric Order. They were made of locally-quarried white marble. They were 6.10 m (20 ft) high, with a diameter of 1 m (3.1 ft) at the base and 79cm (31 inches) at the top.
At the centre of the temple colonnade would have been the hall of worship (naos), a windowless rectangular room. It would have contained, at one end facing the entrance, the cult image, a colossal, ceiling – height (6m) bronze statue of Poseidon. Probably gold-leafed, it may have resembled a contemporary representation of the god, appropriately found in a shipwreck, shown in the figure above. Poseidon was usually portrayed carrying a trident, the weapon he supposedly used to stir up storms.”

… the above abridged from Wikipedia.

I took this image with my little Olympus C5000 zoom in August of 2005. A bit of Photoshop work has taken place … cloning out tourists, adding a new sky and a texture layer among others.

Also available without “effects” … please contact me for more information

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