Selinunte - very special
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February 12th, 2001 – by: davidx
I met an Australian who was financing his trip by photography. He had identified a place to stay in Marinella and so I joined him and we ended up sharing a room to avoid the exorbitant cost of a single each. I was concerned that he should not prejudice his photographic activities by waiting for me so he left the room first. When I left twenty minutes later, everything was in good order.
Selinunte is a very large site with a plethora of temples, the Acropolis area in which most of the population had lived and a necropolis. There are two separate car parks. In all this space I doubt whether I saw twenty people. It was a beautiful afternoon, the wild flowers were a real show and the sense of peace was extraordinary. I was totally relaxed and happy.
One of the temples had been restored. Apparently this was very controversial. Why? In my view to have reconstructed a lot of temples would have been unforgivable but one? There are surely some funny people around!
I returned before my Australian friend - to find the owners of the hotel mopping up vast puddles of water in our room. Both our bags were soaked at the bottom. ???? No explanation was offered and we had already paid! At least the meal was fine, if a bit overpriced.
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