Photographer's Note

I suppose it is all just a reconstruction, but when you walk among the ruins of Palace in Knossos, the centre of Minoan culture, what attracts the most attention, are the inverted red columns.
I have showed here already the most popular view from Knossos, featuring Minoan columns:
In this photo you can see another less frequently photographed group of the inverted red columns.

Wikipedia says:
One of the most notable Minoan contributions to architecture is their inverted column, wider at the top than the base (unlike most Greek columns, which are wider at the bottom to give an impression of height). The columns were made of wood (not stone) and were generally painted red. Mounted on a simple stone base, they were topped with a pillow-like, round capital.


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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5821 W: 105 N: 15104] (59610)
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