I was briefly back in Athens this week and made a trip past the New Acropolis Museum to see how the site has progressed since I was last there in the spring. To me, the museum looks a bit out of place and has turned part of the lively Makriyianni neighbourhood into a generic museum space. Its next victim will be no. 17 Dionysiou Areopagitou, a 1930 Art Deco apartment building. The museum’s relationship to the Weiler Building is also less than happy. However, I look forward to seeing the museum and its new exhibits (including those concerning the excavations of the museum site), when it opens next year. More photos below the fold.
The New Museum and the Acropolis from Hatzichristou. Photo: TMK, September 2007.
A view from Makriyianni. Photo: TMK, September 2007.
Yet another view from Hatzichristou. Photo: TMK, September 2007.
The inhabitants of 17 Dionysiou Arepagiou protest against the demolition of their homes. Photo: TMK, September 2007.