Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

I have to confess, I haven’t lived in an urban area in over 25 years.  The following pictures are from Athens.  I loved this city.

The mix of old and new was amazing.

View of the city from the theatre at the Acropolis in Athens

We stayed in the Monastiraki area and it was great.  On first glance there was a lot of empty store fronts.  But, there were bars with wonderful musicians playing traditional music with the patrons singing and dancing along, the Athens flea market and the food market nearby.

The Athens market

Graffiti:  This is an urban sight.  Some is very good art and contributes to the urban landscape.  Other graffiti is not a welcome sight.