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July 27: Roman Quarter

Exploring more deep time around the Roman Quarter.

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The Temple of Augustus is within the Roman Quarter, of course, and I paid it another visit. Here, the front threshold of the building housing the columns, its internal strata worn into flowing patterns.

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The entrance courtyard, with a basically perfect stair.

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A surprising hue and surprisingly modern windowboxes on the upper courtyard walls.

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Through these stained-glass windows at the top of the stairs can be seen the minty room containing the Temple's columns, and indeed the columns themselves.

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The gate to the column room was locked, but the columns could still be seen fairly up close.

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A chilly slice of light from the front entrance.

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Light slice plus stairs.

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A curious composition of joints.

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Door and window zenviews.

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At the corner of Carrer del Paradís, visible at the end of the previous view: I think that slanted line of light is a sunbeam, coming in from all the way through the building beyond the window.

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A bike zoo off to the right at the same corner.

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Out onto Plaça Sant Jaume, looking southwest.

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The tiny Carrer d'Arlet connects between Carrer de Jaume I and the side of the Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor, and this tiny bridge spans over it.

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Further along Jaume I is the Hotel Gótico with its distinctive lightbow.

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And just beyond that, a look down Carrer del Sots-Tinent Navarro to the Roman walls.