Apollo in His Temple

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pdh, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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    E-P2, 17/2.8

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    E-P2, Auto-Takumar 105/2.8​
     
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  2. cool

    Very nice, very clean. Thanks for the image.

    Where is this from?
     
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    This was taken at the Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire (Southern/Western UK) - a mostly 18th Century landscaped garden; this is within the mock-Grecian "Temple of Apollo" ...

    National Trust | Stourhead | Classical influence and architecture
    " ... It was built in 1765 by Flitcroft, inspired by the circular temple of Baalbec in Syria.
    It is dedicated to Apollo, the sun god who dwelt on Mount Parnassus and without whom no garden can flourish ..."
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Nice Paul. I dont know how you find these things but you do very well at finding them and presenting them.
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thank you Don.
    I suppose I just do something similar to what you must do ... I keep looking for stuff ...
     
  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    oh and of course thank you too Dave !