Week 18: Mirror Image

When construction began on Athens’ new Acropolis Museum at the turn of this century, work ground to a halt when an ancient urban development began to emerge from the ground being dug for the foundations. The project had to be redesigned to incorporate this marvelous discovery without disturbing it. The ingenious result was to leave the discovery in situ, while at the same time having it open to view. The outcome is a glass plaza covering the ancient site over which visitors cross to enter the magnificent museum, which opened in 2009. The mirror image of an adjacent building to the museum is a reflection on glass, although one might think it could be a recent rain. The museum is at the foot of the Acropolis, and a must-see if you go to the capital of Greece.

Museum Reflection

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