Sicily 9: Greek Doric Temple at Segesta (plus a shameless statue)

This never finished Greek Temple is a good example of Greek Doric (as opposed to Greek Ionic and Corinthian) architecture. The Doric is characterized by massive columns and bases. The temple dates from the fifth century BCE. The Parthenon in Athens is a combination of Doric and Ionic.

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Published by ronwendlingoutlookcom

My life has had three phases: one as a Jesuit seminarian, recorded in my 2015 memoir (Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past, Oak Tree Press); another as a college teacher and scholar of 19th century British Literature, best recorded in Coleridge's Progress to Christianity: Experience and Authority in Religious Faith (Associated University Presses, 1995); and finally my current phase as a retiree given to social media posts and photo commentary on my travels with my wife, Mary.

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