The Temple of Zeus is no longer standing but the giants that held up the temple remain.
Slowly they are being rebuilt.
It might look like a pile of rocks to you but here is a mock up of the temple
Those little figures are the giants. Here is a completed one in the museum
Get the picture….. BIG!!!
The temples continue beyond this. 7 in total. Not all obvious. The method of building using ropes and slaves as human hamsters running in a wheel to move the ropes is a barbaric thought to create something so majestic and somehow seems overlooked when these structures are admired. The grooves in the stones are a very real reminder.
But life still grows around this …,
And so to the last temples on the ridge. Possibly the more famous of Sicilian images but actually a botch job of the structures from two temples being stuck together….you just can’t get the workmen…
Quite a stroll. How to finish it.. well with Granita di limone of course (iced lemon sorbet)