Sicily, May 2013
Selinunte was founded in the 7th century BCE and became a thriving seacoast city, as can be seen from the extensive ruins left scattered over two adjacent hilltops.
Olive grove of the Case di Latomie, near Selinunte
The biggest and most complete temple at Selinunte is poetically called "Tempe E".
Happy European tourist
Temple E dates from around 490-480 BCE and was restored in the 1960s.
All that is left of Temple G (540-480BCE) is a pile of fascinating rubble.
Temple E, from the north (It faces east.)
Tourists at Temple E
View towards the Acopolis, on the other hill, and the Mediterranean
Looking back towards Temple E from the westward hill
The Mediterranean coast
Less remains standing of Temple C (580-550 BCE)
Looking back towards Temple E
Old road to the sea
Temple C beyond the grass
Waiting, smiling tourist