Three columns in Delphi

zumi

Calgary, Canada

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The last 3 standing columns of the Tholos of Delphi (Greece).

It is among the buildings that adorned the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia in Delphi. The rare beauty and harmony of its circular shape, like a jewel, make it stand out among the rest rectilinear fixtures of the temple. The temple combines in a skillful way elements of all architectural styles, in a playful fashion, which in no way affects the great design concept of the entire structure, nor diminishes the prestige, accuracy and perfectly designed details.

Externally, twenty Doric columns supported a frieze with triglyphs and metopes. The circular wall of the cella, the central chamber of the building, was also crowned by a similar frieze, metopes and triglyphs but to a lesser extent. Inside, a stone bench was positioned on which stood ten Corinthian style pilasters, all of them attached to the concave surface of the wall (wiki).

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