Photographer's Note

A scene I spotted in the area of Theseion in Athens and had only seconds to capture before the little girls started moving again and the old lady walked out of the frame. I wasn't able to manage the lighting very well but feel very lucky because the little girls stood still for a moment and because a granny like this is not very common to see downtown.

The narrow street I was walking along was lined with packed restaurants and full of pedestrians too. The little girls stopped because a strange bicycle with a seat like a bench and three girls pedaling was trying to make its way through the crowd too. Behind them lie the tracks of the electric railway.

From Wikipedia:

The Acropolis of Athens (Greek: Ακρόπολη Αθηνών) is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "edge, extremity") and πόλις (polis, "city"). Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification.

While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important buildings including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike.

The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.

Thank you for visiting, a lovely weekend to all

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