Saturday, January 3, 2015

Delphi Panoramic Day

A nice feature this and on a better camera it would be "Großartig", the panoramic capture mode on my Panasonic camera works seamlessly although sharp focus goes awry from time to time..

At breakfast at the Amalia hotel I capture panoramically and skillfully without detection a British couple sitting silently over breakfast fiddling with their respective multimedia devices.

We visted the site of ancient Delphi first thing after breakfast to arrive before the coach trips and the heat of the day.  This is walking up the Via Sacra near the Temple of Apollo. 

Unfortunately it's such a long time since the visit last september I have clean forgotten what I had photographed. This explamis it all WIKIPEDIA rather nicely.

View down the Delphi valley

The stadium
The Tholos at the sanctuary of Athena Pronoia (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόνοια, "Athena of forethought") is a circular building that was constructed between 380 and 360 BC. It consisted of 20 Doric columns arranged with an exterior diameter of 14.76 meters, with 10 Corinthian columns in the interior.
The Tholos is located approximately a half a mile (800 m) from the main ruins at Delphi. Three of the Doric columns have been restored, making it the most popular site at Delphi for tourists to take photographs. Vitruvius (vii, introduction) notes Theodorus of Samos as the architect of the Round Building which is at Delphi.


  1. This is really impressive. I am surprised to see such an historical, architectural and archeological gem void of people.

  2. Heiliger Hammer - this is one of the places I want to see before I kick the bucket, this and Eleusys.


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