2016-148 – Hercules Mandala

Hercules Victor - photo by Rickard Lamré
Hercules Victor – photo by Rickard Lamré

New Week::New Theme: Temples 

Of Greek design, the Temple of Hercules Victor provides an excellent example of a round, mandala-like, temple, located near Rome. While familiar with the more popular landmarks of Rome, I admit this is my first time learning about this fascinating temple.

To put that much attention and detail into a small structure, intrigues me. I understand it for larger, more prominent buildings but for something this size it amazes me how back then they took time and care even with the smallest of buildings.

From Roman-Empire.net:

The temple itself, which dates from some time in the late 2nd century to the early 1st BCE, is 50 RF (14.8 m) in diameter and consists of a circular cella wall surrounded by a circular colonnade consisting of 20 Corinthian columns. The columns are 36 RF (10.66 m) in height.

Inspiration For Today

With our current culture of doing things quickly (and often times, cheaply), today’s MotD reminds us of a time when people took time and care in their creations.

So when we can, instead of rushing to the next thing, take a little extra time for the details, the finishing touches, to connect with the energy of that which we are creating…be it a flower arrangement, a financial report, or the laundry.

Happy Coloring!

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