Sunday, August 22, 2010

Paestum Ruins

Paestum Ruins, originally uploaded by akblaine.

Yesterday, we drove west and then south into the town of Paestum, formerly Poseidonia, home of some of the most breathtaking ancient Greek ruins in the world. First, we went to the beach, (of course) and had a picnic and built sand castles and bathed in the sun. Then, we walked through the museum and looked at things we've all seen in text-books our whole lives, and then walked around the ruins. It turns out that a field of ruins is a perfect playground for a kid (and a dad!) Graham (and Tony) had a blast climbing on the rocks and running on the little trails.
We discovered how to use the timer on our camera and got this shot with the Temple of Hera in the background. Rumor has it that couples sneak in at night and attempt to get pregnant, because Hera is the goddess of fertility. Some say she is also the goddess of childbirth.
I have more pictures and things to share. I am currently trying to figure out how to make this blog look a bit better. I'm new at this, so it might take me awhile...

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