Monday, May 16, 2011


Classic example of Cycladic architecture.

Wait... what? We are in Athens? Just under the Acropolis?

According to my sources, when Otto came in Athens to become King of Greece, he asked the best marble (or was it stone?) technician from the islands to come and work for him. This person was originally from Anafi. Otto wanted him to stay in Athens and asked him to pick a place in the city to make his home and bring his family and friends. Looking out of the palace's window he picked a spot just under the Acropolis. The newcomers, made their homes using the same style as they had on the island. This beautiful architecture hasn't been corrupted for almost 150 years now. It is an oasis in the modern Athens, full of cement.

Tomorrow, I will show you the view they enjoy from that spot!

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