Temple of Poseidon
On a rock outcrop surrounded by water on three sides,
stands the remains of the classical Greek Temple of Poseidon
(Sounion), dedicated to the sea god also known as Neptune.
The setting sun shines brilliantly upon the temple's columns.
Sparta seems intent upon living up to its ancient reputation.
The statue on the left reflects upon the glory days when the
Spartan army was feared by all. Greece retains the draft,
copying Sparta, and there is an army base close by. On the
right is the finest example of art I could find on the ruin that
used to be Sparta's acropolis. Really Spartan. "Make war
not art" would have been an appropriate Sparta slogan.
In modern Sparta these young people wanted to pose for me.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free video of this trip to Greece
by clicking on: I Follow Apollo