{photos} The Sea

{photos} The Sea

I grew up in Athens’ southern suburbs so the sea was always nearby…This time of the year it looks so calm and tranquil, before summer comes and people rush to the beach! The photo above was taken in Glyfada, while the one below in Vive Mar in Voula. –*– Μεγάλωσα στα νότια προάστια της Αθήνας … Continue reading

Inside Zappeion

Inside Zappeion

I don’t do it on purpose (to feature Zappeion for the 3rd time in this blog)…honestly…but I got the opportunity to get inside Zappeion a few weeks ago, so I couldn’t resist taking pictures of its beautiful atrium (well known for  European politicians group photos). Currently Zappeion Conference Hall is the main venue for the … Continue reading

{photo} Syntagma by night

{photo} Syntagma by night

Just another night in Syntagma square waiting for the bus and watching the cars passing by./ Άλλη μια βραδιά στην Πλατεία Συντάγματος περιμένοντας το λεωφορείο και παρατηρώντας τα διερχόμενα αυτοκίνητα.

5 Places with Amazing View over Athens

5 Places with Amazing View over Athens

I don’t know about, but I like seeing cities from above…I’ve went up to the Willis Tower in Chicago, Empire State Building in New York City, Eiffel Tower in Paris, St. Pauls Cathedral in London (would like to visit The Shard as well, but at 25 GBP I find it a bit expensive) and the … Continue reading

City of Athens Museum

City of Athens Museum

This beautiful building located in Klathmonos Square (probably the best of the bunch) used to be the first residence of King Otto when he arrived in Greece back in 1836. Now with its adjustent building (who also served as the first royal residence) serve as the Museum of the City of Athens. The building and … Continue reading

Raw Concrete

Raw Concrete

You’ve probably noticed that most of the buildings I feature in this blog are “old”, if this term is valid. They belong to architectural styles of the past. That is because I don’t find many modern buildings to be interesting (to me), so as to shoot and feature them. So when this new building in Klathmonos … Continue reading

{photos} Flowers

{photos} Flowers

This post was supposed to be posted back in November when I had shot this photos…But due to lack of time and the fact that other posts came forward, those photos were neglected. But never late than never I’m posting these lovely flowers, shot in Voula, while waiting for spring to come! –*– Αυτή η … Continue reading

National Library

National Library

A while back I feature the one third of Athens Neoclassical Trilogy by the Danish architect Theophilus Hansen (the Academy of Athens). Today I come back with the second building which is the National Library. The  Library’s construction was funded by the brothers Panagis, Marinos and Andreas Vallianos. The  building’s composition follows the Doric style and was … Continue reading

Kapnikarea Church

Kapnikarea Church

Kapnikarea church is a medieval church; dated from the 11th century A.D. located in Ermou street in Athens. It is thought to be build on an ancient temple dedicated to a female Goddess, while its name it thought to be taken after the church’s donor. The church belongs to the National Kapodistrian University of Athens … Continue reading

Daidalou Street

Daidalou Street

Today I’m back with yet another architecture post! Indeed this city never seizes to amaze me as there are so many hidden gems…eeerm beautiful builings in the city center, sometimes concealed by blocks of flats. A while back, I gave you a small glimpse of the kind of buildings that Daidalou street “hosts”, when I … Continue reading