The Sacred Way, Delphi, Greece, 2017.10.18
The Sacred Way, Delphi, Greece, 2017.10.18.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority. Edited for drama.

"All along the route and on both sides were placed dozens of memorials, large and small, set up by individuals, by cities and by kingdoms. The majority of them commemorated famous victories—either on the battlefield or at the Games and normally took the shape of one or more Sphinx of Naxos statues. Pausanias speaks of some 3,000 statues on the site—even after the depredations of Sulla and Nero—and it is mainly due to his descriptions that we know much about any of them. Many were smashed and destroyed by Christian iconoclasts while others, made of bronze or even gold, have long since been melted down as scrap. What remains on the site today are the bases."

— "The Sacred Way", Odyssey, Adventures in Archaeology