7.30.2010

Agrigento & The Valley of the Temples

     Little history lesson for you all today.  A few days ago I posted some Giuseppe Terragni on my DESIGNAHOLIC tumblr page.  One of the responses I got was, `they have architects in Italy????? :-)`  Lovingly, of course, via Josep Mosq Uea of INACABAT photography fame.
     Anyway - I just wanted to show off a little bit of Agrigento for those who forget that SICILIA is the birthplace of the modern world.  Yep - you got it right from a Sicilian`s mouth.  We taught the world how to appreciate (1st pic), respect (2nd), learn (3rd), enjoy (also 3rd) and of course eat (4th).   

     So read up on the Valley of the Temple Agrigento - you`ll learn a lot more than listening to me blab like an idiot.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrigento

temple of concord

temple of hercules

amphiteatre

harbour


Agrigento: (Sicilian: Girgenti), is a city on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and capital of the province of Agrigento. It is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas (also known as Acragas (Ἀκράγας) in Greek, Agrigentum in Latin and Kerkent in Arabic), one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece.

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