Athens - The Parthenon
My best Parthenon closeup from Philopappou Hill.  On
the far right you can see a crane working on endless
restoration efforts.  The Parthenon lost its roof due to a
munitions explosion centuries ago.  It's art works were
looted, ending up in the British Museum, despite
continuing Greek requests for their return.
As the eternal symbol of Greece, the Parthenon still
presents a brave front.  This picture was taken from the
Acropolis.  Tourists were neither allowed inside the
Parthenon, nor close to its columns.  
Acropolis tourists gather with the Parthenon towering above
them.  This is one of the Parthenon's best angles, hiding the
scaffolding, the crane, and lack of a roof.  For a similar
photo that eliminates the tourists, click
Here .   
Still preserving the glory of classical Greece after 2,500 years,
the Parthenon is one of our planet's champion survivors.
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