Sunday, March 21, 2010

Apollon at Bassae - a temple in a huge tent

I'm back from a week at the Peloponnesus and I've got far to many pictures that I would like to upload - you'll simply have to live with a small selection.

This is the huge tent put up to preserve and protect the temple. It might be worth mentioning that this is the place where the oldest preserved Corinthian column originate from (it's standing in the cella, where you would expect to find a cult statue)

Here's a shot from the inside. One of the many reasons to why the temple is covered is that they are moving it roughly one meter to the north, as it's in urgent need of a new foundation.

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