Temple Ruins in Baalbek, Lebanon, Gustave Le Gray, c. 1860
Around 1860 Le Gray resided at the court of a Lebanese sheikh as a drawing instructor. He captured this historical site and the ancient temple ruins. In order to take a sweeping panoramic photograph, he mounted two paper negatives together, as is the case here. The Roman emperor Trajan once visited this place, where he raised a temple dedicated to Jupiter.