Thursday, June 03, 2010

Temple of Hadrian on Curetes Street

Also along Curetes Street lies the Temple of Hadrian, a Roman Emperor. Lysimachos, who rebuilt the city, restored this street, which was regarded as sacred, preserving it's original shape in 290 BC. Lysimachos was Macedonian officer and successor of Alexander the Great and became king ruling Macedonia, Thrace, and Asia Minor.
Details
More details up close. Amazing how they still stand today.

14 comments:

  1. the up close fotos are just beautiful,
    i can almost see how it's painstakingly done.

    ps: your chocolat header's so temptingly deli. ^0^

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  2. i love the details.

    hmm...i love the sweet header :)

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  3. you've got a sinful header! lol! amazing stuctures and details of the photos! :)

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  4. Great details of the temple.

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  5. gosh, these reliefs are beautiful! 290 BC--i couldn't count how old this place is. what a great opportunity that you were able to see and walk this place, touch the stones, breath the air there.:p

    hmmnn, you've been a naughty girl! i know where you took the photo in your header--i always ran away from that place (lol).

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  6. It really IS amazing, Maria! All of it.

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  7. Wow. That's a really special place, Love the ruins.

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again.

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  8. In the Argos there is a statue (or what is left of it) of emperor Hadrian. Anyhow, I much enjoy the visit to Mary's house and the interesting (new for me) information that goes with it.
    Imagine writing a book about what happened to Mary.

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  9. Nice. Can't wait to see more photos. It would really be nice to travel back during those times. Sigh.

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  10. They had much patience in carvings during the old times. The last photo boasts a lot of classic details.

    PS. I want to eat your blog header. Yummy!

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  11. It's great that they were able to preserve such a historical place. The details are fascinating.

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  12. wow! as always so beautiful. just imagine how it looked like during those years. we'll wait for more photos. i like the thrill.

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  13. Magnificent and precious temple. Really a nice place to see!

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