gardens

The road less travelled

I posted a shot a few days ago of Dan Patlansky playing at Kirstenbosch. Here is a shot that I took on the way back to my car. This is actually the main path between the carpark and the concert area, but it just looks so inviting and refreshing. You have to wonder what is waiting just around the corner. Well I am not going to tell you. You shall have to visit the gardens yourself if you wish to find out.

Temple of Hercules Victor

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The Temple of Hercules Victor in Forum Boarium was originally thought to have been a temple of Vesta. Although the temple is in the middle of Rome, the marble used to build the temple was from Athens!

The temple is located in the oldest forum in Rome, as was built around 2BC. Driving past the temple is a little strange, because on the one side you have a wonderful garden, and on the other a large and busy freeway. But then I suppose that can be said about many of the sites and places in Rome, whereby you can drive past an archaeological dig right next to an office building.

In case you are wandering, Hercules was the protector of the olive trade.

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