Our Lady of the Chimney Officer

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Smack in the middle of Ermou St Mall, the Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, Our Lady of the Chimney Officer. (A Chimney Officer, kapnikarios, was a building tax collector, who worked out which buildings to tax from which buildings had their chimneys working.) Thank you Byzantine Athens.com.
This 11th century church is now used by the theology department of Athens University. And by a whole lot of weary and not particularly reverent shoppers sitting around in front of it.
Ermou St Mall, and looking back, the House of the Winds in the Roman Forum.

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