Theater, Delphi, Greece, 2017.10.18
Theater, Delphi, Greece, 2017.10.18.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @14mm f/8, aperture priority.

"When theaters first began to be constructed, wood was generally used for the amphitheater. This wood was taken down after each performance, but as more and more citizens began to attend the performances, the need arose for larger and more stable architectural structures. In ancient times, the public would customarily stand around the performance area, with seats reserved for only the most renowned people, such as priests. These festivals and religious ceremonies called for admiration and the viewers stood before the performance to show reverence in the same way that a wife in this time stood before her husband, servants stood before their lord, and as worshiper stood before the oracle. As time passed, this tradition was abandoned, leading to the modern-day amphitheater."

— Francis Stankiwicz and Jessie Nevins, Coastal Carolina University, Delphi