On the home node photo:
The place is Agrigento, Sicily, and the object of interest is one of the colossal Doric capitals from the Olympieion there--arguably the largest Doric capitals in the world.
I have many links in my writeups to URLs with images. If you find a broken one, please /msg me about it and I'll fix it or find another one to illustrate my arguments.
Some things that need to be noded.
Doc Savage (the good start already made by a couple of noders needs to be expanded)
Doc Savage and Buckaroo Banzai (the complex interrelation should be explored)
Maurice Braun (California impressionist)
Sir Ronald Syme (great 20th century Roman historian)
California modernist architects (Ellwood, Ain, Jones, Koenig, etc.)
The Mitfords (or at least a little more on Nancy)
McKim, Meade, and White
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
American School of Classical Studies in Athens
Center for Hellenic Studies
Irving Gill, architect
Eric Lloyd Wright
Historical revival styles in architecture