Here's an extremely rare photo of Athens from September 3, 1879, which means that this photo became 139 years old today.
The photo was taken by an Athenian named Theodoros Metallinos. It was during the mid and late 19th century that Theophil Freiherr von Hansen and Ernst Ziller took part in the construction of many gorgeous neoclassical buildings in the city such as the Athens Academy and the Zappeion Hall.
Ziller also designed many private mansions in the centre of Athens which gradually became public, usually through donations, such as Schliemann's Iliou Melathron.
Other than the remaining ancient monuments in Athens that are of incredible beauty and historical value, I personally think that the GORGEOUS neoclassical buildings constructed from 1870-1920 are the second most awesome structures in the city.
Anyway, that's for today. Hope you all have a lovely nice rest of the week.