A Weekend in Athens

Athens, mother of Western civilization, invokes idyllic images of Classical Greek temples, marble statues of gods and goddesses, and neighbourhoods frozen in time. Yet, it is also part of a real world – a world where a dead rat rots on the foot of a building’s marble staircase, where grand public buildings rise against dilapidating concrete blocs, and where a vibrant contemporary scene blossoms in the midst of a troubled economy. Continue reading A Weekend in Athens