15 June 2011

Greetings from Paestum

Stopped by the ruins of Paestum on the Campanian coast yesterday. The temples are as fantastic as they say. Here's the Temple of Hera II (the sequel!) built around 450 BC. It manages to be rustic and Doric, and refined and Classical, at the same time. Props to John G. Pedley for teaching me about this site well enough that I remember something about it 10 years later.

Sorry for the tumbleweeds here at Archaeopop the last couple weeks, I've been decompressing from a long month in Istanbul and am taking a little vacation on the Campanian coast with Jenny. If it would stop raining, I might have a tan by now.


  1. I just got back from Istanbul 3 days ago. Visited Ephesus and almost died of the awesome. Went to Pamukkale and Hierapolis as well. Obviously visited the archaeology and ethnography museums in Istanbul and Izmir as well.

  2. Paestum looks amazing though

  3. I'll take it as a consolation prize :)