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January 25, 2020


Wonderful essay in one of my absolutely favourite temples too! Excellent photos!
Thank you, Beth. I adore those, Girls!

What a useful exercise you've provided. The photograph of the Erectheum (roughly at eye-level) is informative yet humdrum, and even includes the modern-day spotlights. The pen-and-ink drawing (from a different viewpoint and - crucially - below eye-level) turns the same visual information into a work of art. I kick myself in the butt (if only lightly) at the realisation that I'm only able to recognise this change of effect after the event, never before. One reason why all my photos are wholly uninspired. Thanks for that.

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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.