This photograph was most probably taken in 1895, when William Sachtleben was in Turkey to investigate the disappearance of cyclist Frank Lenz who had last been seen near Erzurum. Notes accompanying negatives indicate that during this trip, Sachtleben was in Bursa and travelled from Trabzon to Erzurum. Sachtleben's 1891 photographs of his bicycle tour across Asia have a circular format.
Photograph of William Lewis Sachtleben at the Stoa of the Giants in the Agora in Athens. Sachtleben stands with his bicycle next to a colossal statue on a pedestal. Another unidentified man stands on the left. A high stone wall and two houses are visible in the background.