Athens sightseeing is fascinating. A week before the violent riots took place in front of Parliament, we watched the changing of the guards. There were signs up everywhere and tents of people camping out in protest. Even spray paint covered the marble steps displaying the anger of the citizens. The best (or most memorable) part of visiting Parliament was witnessing one of the guards slip up on his footwork and wipe out while marching to his post in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. All 400 pleats of his fancy skirt- splat- right on the marble entrance floor! I was so stunned as he gathered his rifle and composed himself to continue the grand progression that I didn't even think to take a picture. Poor guy!