Acropolis, Athens, Greece, 2017.10.10
Acropolis, Athens, Greece, 2017.10.10.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @22mm f/8, aperture priority. Minimally edited for saturation, contrast, and shadow detail.

"And outside the temple is a brazen Apollo said to be by Phidias; and they call it Apollo, Averter of Locusts, because when the locusts destroyed the land the god said he would drive them out of the country. And they know that he did so, but they don’t say how. I myself know of locusts having been thrice destroyed on Mount Sipylus, but not in the same way; for some were driven away by a violent wind that fell on them, and others by a strong blight that came on them after showers, and others were frozen to death by a sudden frost. All this came under my own notice..."

Pausanias (c. 110–180 A.D.), The Acropolis of Athens and its Temples