Architectural photographer John Cleave presented his book, "Athens: Scenes from a Capital City", at the Greek Embassy in Washington.
Cleave’s book is a colorful pictorial essay on the confluence of the ancient and modern worlds, that occurs in the vibrant and rapidly evolving capital of Greece. It depicts historic monuments crowning a mythology-laden city — from the bare marble grandeur of the Parthenon and the Theatre of Dionysus to the stately ruins of the temple of Olympian Zeus- and the conjunction of the very old and the relatively new that results in many quaint neighborhoods. It’s an invitation to the reader to tour Plaka, the oldest quarter of modern Athens; the market district of Monastiraki; the cafés and bars of Psirri; or the excellent museums and trendy boutiques of Kolonaki.
The event was organized by the Press and Communication Office of the Greek Embassy, which earlier presented Greek writer, Vassilis Alexakis.
Source: Athens News Agency