Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More Pics/Malta & Gaudi

The very ancient structures at Hagar Qim date back several thousand years, are crude and have little decoration. These are on the Maltese coast, this picture is of what is assumed to be the main altar inside the temple, which was used only by the priestly caste.

Hagar Qim temple sites are over 5000 years old. The solstices are still celebrated here, but there is no written record from its early times. The temples were rediscovered by farmers tilling fields. The temple has a perfect orientation at fall and spring soltice from the altar inside the door in back of me.

View of the whole front, temple rooms visible around center.

Construction at Hagar Qim sites is very crude, several layers of the temple rooms.

From Malta, seaside near Temple of Hagar Qim, small island in the Mediterranean.

Gaudi's house, in Park Guell, from 1906 to 1926, where he planned his structures in the park, and for the cathedral (Santafamilia).



Anonymous Karin said...

Oh, how I would love to see Gaudi's buildings one day!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

At the risk of being an instigator, travel is remarkably cheap at the moment.

2:48 AM  

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