One of my favorite pictures from Agrigento. A rich englishman came to Sicilia, fell in love with the Valle dei Templi and built himself this gorgeous house right smack in the middle of the temples. Today that would be unthinkable but archeology was the wild wild west of the sciences for a very, very long time and people, especially British ones, pretty much did what they wanted. At least he built a beautiful home, so it’s an adornment the Italians are happy to keep up. And he’s buried there. His heart was in the right place.
Valle Dei Templi Agrigento