The Artsy Avenue/Ο καλλιτεχνικός λεωφόρος

Narrow street with couches on a tiny sidewalk from an outdoor café in Psirri

Open shutters of an old building

Row of lamp shades against a back drop of a run down building

Funky lamp shades and chandeliers light the street at night

Lamp shades in Psirri

Chandelier in the sky with crystals

How can a creative person like myself not take a few photographs of the quirky and creative neighbourhood called ‘Psirri’. Psirri is located in the downtown area of ancient Athens and is a well-known ‘artsy’ area with a shady reputation.  Many university students live there and they have made their presence known to visitors, an example would be the lamp shades and chandeliers hanging above the streets. They light the dark and narrow streets beautifully at night.  These photographs are just a glimpse of the offbeat quality of Psirri that you won’t find in other areas of Athens.

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