Athens

Classic Vs Modern/Κλασικό έναντι Μοντέρνου

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A view of the Acropolis from a location I will reveal in a future post..

Η θέα της Ακρόπολης από μια τοποθεσία που Θα αποκαλύψω σε μια μελλοντική ανάρτηση.

Poseidon Adventure

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Many names are carved into the marble from the 19th century. The scandalous Lord Byron left carved his name here.

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The Doric style innovative columns.

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Next to the temple is the lesser known Temple of Athena.

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Let it flare!

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The Temple of Poseidon is located at the southernmost point of  the Athenian peninsula at Cape Sounio. It is an hour and a half away from Athens’ center. The long drive there is gorgeous and worth it. The temple is dedicated to Poseidon the Greek God of the sea. It was rebuilt by order of Pericles in the 5th century B.C. over an older temple from the Archaic period. This site has been continually inhabited since prehistoric times.

This is my second time at the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio. I can’t get enough of the temple and views here. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. The task of organizing them was a bit of a chore, but I finally got around to publishing them. I have more of the pictures of the views of the ocean that I will be posting soon.

For more information about the temple and 3D view of how it used to look in ancient times head on over to this site: http://www.ancientathens3d.com/sounio-history/

Passing Through/Διέρχεται

The smell of rain in the summer air       Η μυρωδιά της βροχής στον καλοκαιρινό αέρα

   everything is changing                                        όλα αλλάζουν

         the sky rages                                                ο ουρανός μαίνεται

     the ground shakes                                         το έδαφος κουνιέται

   unstable mother earth                                       ασταθής γη

      angry since birth.                                   θυμωμένη από τη γέννηση της.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Streets in Black & White/Δρόμοι σε Μαύρο και Ασπρο

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Lonely flute player 😦

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It was a nice day for a trip down town. It was a warm week before the winter chill came back again.

Ήταν μια ωραία μέρα για μια βολτα στο κέντρο της πόλης. Ήταν μια ζεστή εβδομάδα λιγο πριν το κρύο ερθει ξανα.

Nephophilia/Νεφοφιλία

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The cloud on the left looks like a bird with wings.

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It’s coming for you.

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Big marshmallow man.

A few photos of a cloudy day and rainy August day in Greece. The photos have an ‘instant’ style filter.

Nephophilia: a person who loves clouds; a fondness or obsession with clouds.

Μερικές φωτογραφίες μιας συννεφιασμένη και βροχερή ημέρα του Αυγούστου στην Ελλάδα. Οι φωτογραφίες έχουν φίλτρο “instant” (άμεσου) στυλ.

Νεφοφιλία: ένα άτομο που αγαπά τα σύννεφα, μια συμπάθεια ή εμμονή με τα σύννεφα.

A Cultural View/Μια πολιτιστική άποψη

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The impressive Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center just recently opened its doors to visitors. The cultural center is located in Kalithea, Athens and, from certain vantage points, offers stunning views of Athens, one can see the Port of Faliro and the Acropolis. For months, before its completion, seeing the cranes in the sky brought a refreshing air of optimism to the economic stricken Greece. The center has a huge  library, a pond for sailing, yoga lessons, cinema room, as well as activities for children.

Athens By Night

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Roman Agora under the moonlight

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Entrance to the theatre of Herodes Atticus

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Photography exhibition outside of the theatre

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Greek Parliament

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The Evzones at Syndagma

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Hotel Grande Bretagne

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Water fountain at Syndagma square

Some night shots of Athens when I went downtown for the full moon festivities on the 9th of August. Most of the archaeological sites and museums were open and entrance was free. There was a huge crowd below the Acropolis enjoying the music and checking out the ancient artifacts and admiring the August full moon.

The Athens Mini Tour

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A few lucky foreign students get a tour of the Acropolis.

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Hadrians’ Library

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The Roman Agora

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In the distance is the ‘The Tower of the Winds’ below the Parthenon.

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A mosque built by the Ottomans below the Parthenon. Now it is a museum.

It’s always fun to go downtown at the beginning of tourist season when the weather  is warmer and the sun is shining. It makes my camera very happy. I think I took 100 photos! So many things to capture, from the people enjoying their stroll or the others at the coffee shops or restaurants, to the old buildings and the much older temples, nothing escapes my eye.

Carnival Street/ Oδός Καρναβαλιού

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The street is lined with dessert and ice cream shops.

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So cute and pretty!

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The ice cream lady in costume.

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All kinds of gelato.

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That’s a tall order.

On my May-day excursion through touristy downtown Athens I stumbled upon this very vibrant street in the ‘Psirri’ area. The carnival atmosphere was a delightful surprise to see in the artsy but decaying part of the city. I did not know about this street with its’ colourful and lively shops,  I think that it’s fairly new. I had a lot of fun taking pictures of everything that caught my eye.

Στην εκδρομή μου την Πρωτομαγιά πήγα στο τουριστικού κέντρου της Αθήνας, και σκόνταψα σε αυτόν τον πολύ ζωντανό δρόμο στην περιοχή του Ψυρρή. Η καρναβαλική ατμόσφαιρα ήταν μια ευχάριστη έκπληξη στη καλλιτεχνική , αλλά aποσυνθετική περιοχή  της πόλης. Δεν ήξερα για αυτόν τον δρόμο με τα πολύχρωμα και ζωντανά καταστήματα, νομίζω ότι είναι αρκετά καινούριο. Πέρασα καλά τραβώντας φωτογραφίες όλα τα όμορφα πράγματα που έπεσε στην αντίληψή μου.