Looking upon the Temple

Of course we took my parents to see the Temple of Diana (aka the Roman Temple) in Évora, which wowed them. We had fun taking photos of them taking photos of it…but my favorite “parent at the Temple” photo is this one, of my mom just looking at it when her photos were done. It was a fairly crappy day with on and off rain, but those days are made for black and white. (Click to embiggen.)

looking upon the Temple


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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10 Responses to Looking upon the Temple

  1. xenatuba says:

    That does lend itself to photography. Very nice picture here.

  2. Milemuncher says:

    Nice, atmospheric shot. We cycled via Evora a few years ago and I know how difficult it is to get a good photograph of this scene so its double hats off to you!

    • oregon expat says:

      Thank you! And my hat is off to you for managing to ride on those cobbles, bricks and calçadas…up and down the hills. My skinny tires would not touch those streets.

  3. Inge says:

    You know what i find intriguing? That they left an old temple alone and placed the church behind it. Usually one gets torn down for the other.. Amazing. Thanks for the shot!

    • oregon expat says:

      That’s a good point, and very true. In fact it was repurposed over the ages, at one point being used for a butcher’s market. It was only in relatively recent times that the walls covering up the original columns were stripped away and the remainders of the original temple were revealed again.

      • Inge says:

        Ahhhh.. that makes sense. Well good for them to use it as such. It probably saved it. Thank you for the added info.

  4. Paulo says:

    Évora is a historic delight. Sorry for the rain…
    ~now to find a photo of me and my brother posing inside a remarkably similar framing (if memory serves me)… in 1972~

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