This web of lights is one of the most ancient cities in the world, seen from 249 miles above the Earth. Athens, Greece, is the ancient home of Plato and Aristotle, but in this photo taken from the International Space Station, it’s a sprawling modern metropolis.
Ever since he left his post as the ban-happy mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has been very busy taking his urban revitalization show on the road. Today, his philanthropy announced the winners of his annual Mayors Challenge, with five bright ideas for cities addressing issues from aging to civic engagement.
Ten years ago this week, the Summer Olympics triumphantly returned to their historic home with splashy opening ceremonies in Athens, Greece. Unfortunately, the glory did not last after the Games. While the dilapidated state of Athens' venues post-Games has been well-documented, new photos taken this week show just how…
With its exposed particle board, bare floors and an almost treehouse-like interior this Athens-based bike shop appears half-done, but that's by design. "Nature" is one of the main themes, as it is "nature" where you'll be doing your riding.
If you're willing to spend $45 buying someone's unseen photos snapped on a disposable camera, then maybe you should stop being such a cheapskate and just buy a flight to Athens anyway. Unless you're buying them purely for voyeuristic purposes only—in which case, buy away!
This spherical panorama was made over the course of 24 hours by Chris Kotsiopoulos, showing an entire Athenian day in one single picture, with 500 star trails, 35 Sun images and 25 landscapes. Here's how he did it: