Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back to the past

Once more to Segesta from Agfachrome 5O slides shot in the summer of 1869 with the Canon FT and the canon 28mm F 3.5 FL. It is surprising that these slides held their color so well. Other Agfa slides faded. I believe that it was the labs that I was using. One probably was careless in the wash process.  

This spectacular Doric temple of a Carthagenian origin has stood the test of time and countless tremors that have all happened around it. Segesta was what instigated Athens to attack Siracuse thus beginning the decline of Greece and the subsequent rise of the Roman barbarians after the conclusion of the Punic wars. Yes, to us the Romans were barbarians. They were not Hellenized.

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