National Geographic : 1949 Dec
© National Geographic Society 732 Kodachrome by Maynard Owen Williams Hoary Marble Columns, Dark Evergreens, White City, and Purple Mountain Compose One ofAthens's Loveliest Views Here the Roman Emperor Hadrian completed the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, one of the three largest shrines inthe Greek world. Fifteen ofits104 Corinthian columns still stand. Its profound and silent air of antiquity is sometimes shattered by gangs of boys playing football. Mount Hymettus rises inthe background.