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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Athens, 1890

This photo from 1890 shows Athens and the Acropolis.  What is now a city of roughly 8 million souls was really a simple village.  You can see that the roof of the Parthenon is missing (and still is).  This happened accidentally in 1687 when, during a war between the Turks and Venetians, when the temple was used as an arsenal.  Gunpowder explosion.  And so it goes.

Athens, Today

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