Tempio della Concordia   5625
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Location: Valle dei Templi (Agrigento)      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Italy      Date: May 2015

On 25 April 1787 Goethe visited the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and highly praised the temple of Concordia (but also criticized the poor quality of the restoration carried out on the stone).
In those days the statue of fallen Icarus was not there ;-)
The statue of Icarus, donated by the Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj, was placed there in 2011.



... nudos quatit ille lacertos
remigioque carens non ullas percipit auras,
oraque caerulea patrium clamantia nomen
excipiuntur aqua, quae nomen traxit ab illo.
2020/10/04 19:45 , Pedrotti Alberto
2020/10/04 19:56 , Arno Bruckardt
when I was there the very interesting statue was not yet there. At least I think so, because I think I overlooked it. I have to go to the archives ...
2020/10/04 19:58 , Christoph Seger
Not really a riddle ;-) A bit like posting the Eiffel tower or the Matterhorn...but a very nice place indeed. Been there twice. Cheers, Martin
2020/10/04 20:01 , Martin Kraus
Dear Martin, I'd like to ask you a provocative question ;-)
What do you think of the Louvre Pyramid?
2020/10/04 23:46 , Giuseppe Marzulli

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