Paestum

Upon Ben’s recommendation, I stopped at a small town called Paestum. It is the site of the largest and best preserved Greek ruins on the Mediterranean. Let me just start out that the pictures just can’t do something like this justice. The stone temples were massive beyond all my expectations. There is so much stone in each one that it is hard to comprehend how they were built. Add to that, the expanse of the site and the real sense that I was in an ancient city, and not just seeing a few massive temples. And on top of that there is a phenomenal museum there that displays the entire history of the area going back 6000 years. Great call Ben!

20140613-221607-80167785.jpg

These little guys were everywhere. Wonder if the Greeks had em too.

20140613-221607-80167428.jpg

This was the biggest one

20140613-221607-80167610.jpg

This gives a sense of the size in the city. This is about half of it.

20140613-221607-80167251.jpg

This one was next to the big one.

20140613-221608-80168152.jpg

This was the small one at the other end of the city

20140613-221607-80167955.jpg

Two in one shot

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: