At the Acropolis
“You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are our noblest symbol of excellence. They are a tribute to the democratic philosophy. They are our aspirations and our name. They are the essence of Greekness.
We say to the British government: you have kept those sculptures for almost two centuries. You have cared for them as well as you could, for which we thank you. But now in the name of fairness and morality, please give them back..”
Melina Mercouri (1920-1994)
Dress: H&M Spring/Summer collection 14, Handmade ring: by Greek jewelry designer Lili Fragaki
Photos by Antonis Alexo