Modern Athens with the Acropolis

 Taken just prior to the opening of the 2000 Olympic Games, the above photo shows the blending of past and present that is the Greek city of Athens. Rising above the city is the Acropolis, the ancient sacred hill topped with the Parthenon and sevral other temples dedicated to the various Ancient Grecian gods and goddesses. Just as in the classical era, the city surrounds the outcropping, with the modern buildings being built overtop of those which stood more than 2000 years ago.