Passage of Time
History is everywhere in Athens.
On every street you walk, chances are something within touching distance will be a thousand years old, or more. Ancient ruins are so commonplace, many are barely given a passing glance, as the modern city goes about its daily life.
But one site which refuses to be ignored is the mighty Acropolis, dominating the landscape from high above. Its presence is continuously felt, as it has done for millennia. At heart of the Acropolis, lies the Parthenon, the imposing temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, constructed around 500 BC.
It is such a strange sensation, to witness a building which has stood mostly unchanged for over two thousand years. Sitting within its shadows, you can feel an almost physical connection with generations of ancestors who have sat there before you.
Around the world, time passes so fast we often struggle to keep up. But with the Acropolis standing proudly above the city for more years than any of us can contemplate, Athens remains a city where the passage of time has mostly gone unnoticed.