Tower of the Winds, Roman Agora, Athens, Greece, 2017.10.10
Tower of the Winds, Roman Agora, Athens, Greece, 2017.10.10.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @16mm f/8, aperture priority.

"The Tower of the Winds, also known as the Clock of Andronicus Cyrrhestes, is a timekeeping tower on the eastern side of the Roman agora of Athens. Built in the 2nd century BCE, it once had nine sundials and contained a large water clock. Recently cleaned and restored, visitors can now finally enter the tower as part of the visit to the agora.

"The location of the tower is not coincidental as merchants at the nearby agora would have been able to better estimate when their goods might be arriving by sea. The Tower was converted into a church or baptistry during the early Christian period and became a Dervish place of worship or tekke in the mid-18th century CE. Restoration work was completed in 2016 CE and now, after many years closed, visitors can once again enter the tower."

— Mark Cartwright, Ancient History Encyclopedia