July 27: Roman Quarter
Exploring more deep time around the Roman Quarter.
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.
The entrance courtyard, with a basically perfect stair.
A surprising hue and surprisingly modern windowboxes on the upper courtyard walls.
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.
The gate to the column room was locked, but the columns could still be seen fairly up close.
A chilly slice of light from the front entrance.
Light slice plus stairs.
A curious composition of joints.
Door and window zenviews.
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.
A bike zoo off to the right at the same corner.
Out onto Plaça Sant Jaume, looking southwest.
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.
Further along Jaume I is the Hotel Gótico with its distinctive lightbow.
And just beyond that, a look down Carrer del Sots-Tinent Navarro to the Roman walls.