Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Cats Have No Respect for Ancient Greek Walk of Fame

"After more than a century buried in the sprawl of the modern Greek capital, the fourth-century BC Tripodon Street has re-emerged into the light in Plaka, under the Acropolis. Constantine Kazamiakis, the architect who oversaw the excavation, believes dramatic history has been uncovered, because the street was once flanked by tributes to the greatest actors, playwrights and producers of the age."

The result of the first phase of restoration is a modest 50sq metres of pink gravel, supported by a weed-proof mat. Unfortunately, it has proved irresistable to local stray cats.