April - Baalbek, Lebanon. Seven
Corinthian columns of the Temple of Bacchus built by the Romans between AD150
and 250. Originally the temple had 42 columns each 62.3 feet [19 metres] high.
That is 28 feet (8.5 metres) taller than the somewhat earlier Parthenon in Greece
- and here in Baalbeck the temple is in far better condition. In 1984 UNESCO listed
it as part of the Baalbek World Heritage Site. Baalbek as a religious site dates
back about 9000 years and was known by the Greeks as Heliopolis, simply translated
as the City of the Sun. Today Baalbek town is at the head of the Bekaa valley
roughly 7.5 miles (12 kilometres) from the Syrian border.
-Yashica Pentamatic [single lens reflex] Auto Yashinon f/1.8 55mm lens Film Plus
X at F8 1/250 second. Developed by Photo Sphinx in Beirut.
Lebanon 62-04-21 © Tony Morrison