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I was never good at avoiding clichés and in Athens it is even harder to do it, except for the Parthenon, which seems to be in (re)construction all the time these last years, so it's hard to avoid having cranes and scaffolds inside the frame; I guess if there were no scaffolds, the hordes would still make the photographers' life miserable.

I'll hardly resist making one post of the Parthenon, happily or sadly I have only one candidate, but until there, I present you its neighbour, the Erectheion, also known as Erechtheum. The temple is less famous than a part of it, the Porch of the Caryatids, which lies on the back of the wall seen on the left. The temple was built in the late 5th century BC, about 20 years after the Parthenon. It was consecrated to Erechtheus, a mythological early king of Athens, son of the gods Hephaestus and Gaia (Athena also participates in the legend).

WS #1 - Wide view from the opposite side, that of the Porch of the Caryatids.

WS #2 - Another, slanted, POV.

Location (latitude, longitude): 37.972,23.7267

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