Feeling the Power

We read that the last remaining of the three grandest temples of Greece is the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, Turkey. The construction of the temple was started in the 7th Century BC. Wars, earthquakes and abandonment have followed in the many years since.

The Temple is mind-boggling in scale. The columns are huge, much larger than we have seen at nearby sites. We have read that one single block of marble in the Temple alone weighs 60 tons. It seems inconceivable that construction on this scale could have taken place so long ago.

Climbing the steep, gouged steps and standing in between the massive columns facing the grand view in either direction is an unsettling experience and other worldly.

May 2012

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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