|The Parthenon, Athens, Greece (not to be confused with the Pantheon in Rome)
|To imagine the Parthenon in all its original Hellenic glory, you only have to travel as far as
Nashville, Tennessee, to find this full-scale polychromic reproduction.
|Despite its seemingly simple beauty and perfection, there was nothing simple about
the temple layout, design, or engineering.
|Nothing short of strolling amid the rubble can convey the massive sophistication of
the construction effort as seen in this cut-away illustration.
|Despite the Greek economy, the Parthenon seems to be perpetually under reconstruction.
When I was there in 2010, the dominant architectural style seemed to be "scaffolding revival."