Greece, the sick prodigal child that should have never joined the European Monentary Union, has gone through quite a rough patch in recent years. We could banter all day about its graying history through the yellow lenses of austerity, or we could just let pictures do the talking.
Looking back, it has not been as picturesque as it is artistic.
We are penning this a few hours before Greece becomes the first ever European nation to default on a payment due to the IMF.
It is also during a period of time when Greek banks will be closed for an entire week at length, and when the stock market in Athens will remain shut alongside its banks - all these have never happened before in all of Greece's legendary past.