Wednesday Sept. 8, 2010
Today we travelled to the town of Lindos, site of the acropolis and the temple of Lindian Athena dating back to the 6th century BC, and earlier. The Knights of St. John built the walls of the fortification which surround the acropolis in the 14th century AD. Even today they are very impressive, and they served the Knights well for over two hundred years.
The large columns of the temple are lying in giant pieces, scattered throughout the area. The walls of the fortifications are crumbling into dust. Efforts are underway to restore the site as best as possible using the remaining pieces. Who knows, when the builders were building these originally, if they gave much thought to how long they would last. They too are long gone, returned to the dust where from they also came. And such is the destiny of all, mighty and small.
(18-55mm f11 1/500 sec ISO200)