Saturday, March 21, 2009

Aging





While some of you may have seen this photo of mine, I couldn't resist a re-post. Besides the fact that it's one of my favorites, it just fit Carly's theme for "The Old Place" too perfectly! You can check out the other Round Robin Entries for this challenge here.



This photo was taken in an area of Italy called Paestum. It's about 1 and 1/2 hours from Naples by Train, and is called, "The Greek Temples of Paestum". The structures, like this one, date back to 500 BC! (Boy, they could really build'em back then, huh?)



I was taken with this scene, particularly because I was able to capture some elderly people taking a break, seated on some elderly "benches", viewing some elderly buildings.



I'd say this qualifies for the challenge, wouldn't you?? : )

20 comments:

Carly said...

Hi Nancy :)

BEAUTIFUL! LOL. And yes, I would say it fits the theme perfectly.

Always, Carly

cw2smom said...

Nancy! This is outstanding and a surely a "thousand words!" Well done!

Chris said...

I remember this one. Great then and great now.

Is there anything you'd do differently now? When I look at some of my old favorites, I start thinking, if I knew then what I know now (or had the equipment I have now!)....

Cindy said...

I like this one, too. The structure is totally amazing!! xoxo

madcobug said...

I remember this one. That one has withstood a lot of time. Yes, it does fit the theme. Helen

Suzanne R said...

Beautiful shot -- perfect for the theme! And a spot I had never heard about.

Wammy said...

They sure could build them! I love the old sturcture being viewed by the old sitting on old benches. Taht is too funny! Thanks for the laugh.

Yecap said...

Love to be sitting there eating a nice panino with prosciutto e formaggio for lunch and wash it down with a cool chinotto.

Great picture!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Oh, that's fabulous, especially in closeup! Isn't it amazing that at least part of that building still stands after over 2000 years, and other buildings don't l00k that good after 200 years, or even 20? Your shot is also a great reminder that the Romans left a lot more behind than just the city of Rome.

Bridgett said...

Definitely qualifies!

Great, great shot.

XOXO

Marina said...

ooohhh...beautiful!!! I love ancient monuments!!!

Family Affair Photography said...

I remember this photo and it's as beautiful and perfect as the first time I saw it! I still see this published in a magazine or sometime done with it!

Monica

Linda said...

Can't get much older than tha!

MyMaracas said...

I remember this one too, and it is well worth another look. Great photo!

fdtate said...

And I thought the Brussels photos I saw earlier were old. Good shot!

Jama said...

I would love to join those elderly watching these historical building too...

lisaschaos said...

I would love to visit there! Beautiful photo!

Thanx for all your wonderful words Nancy!

Tammy said...

That more than fits girl! Lovely

I miss you! XXOO

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great photo.. very interesting and fun..and OLD! :)

mtrib2 said...

I have been reading about the building of the temples during the Roman and Greek era. Actually I should say building for official state government. The photo including the people there enjoying it is well done. mark/salty