Sounion, Greece, 2017.10.18
Sounion, Greece, 2017.10.19.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority.

"At the centre of the temple colonnade would have been the hall of worship (naos), a windowless rectangular room, similar to the partly intact hall at the Temple of Hephaestus. It would have contained, at one end facing the entrance, the cult image, a colossal, ceiling-height (6 metres (20 ft)) bronze statue of Poseidon. Probably covered in gold leaf, it may have resembled a contemporary representation of the god, appropriately found in a shipwreck, shown in the figure above. Poseidon was usually portrayed carrying a trident, the weapon he supposedly used to stir up storms. On the longest day of the year, the sun sets exactly in the middle of the caldera of the island of Patroklos, the extinct volcano that lies offshore, suggesting astrological significance for the siting of the temple. The temple of Poseidon was most likely sacked and destroyed in the invasion of the Peloponnesus by the Visgoths in 396 AD."

— "Sounion", Wikipedia