30.12.09

christmas entrance!

Kolonaki area,
two flower pots
in a block of flats entrance
christmasy decorated!

27.12.09

flying santas

The streets were empty today,
so this lot of plastic santas seemed funny
flying over the street.

It' s decoration of a shop in the corner
selling christmas ornaments...

25.12.09

merry christmas!

My traditional christmas chicken staffing:
minced meat and liver in pieces,
onion and pine-tree seeds
raisins and plums,
oil, salt and pepper,
and orange juice.
Before

and after!

As Antjas says, all we are doing these days is eating!!

16.12.09

christmas shop window



Who can be on diet on Cristmas??

13.12.09

dark blue

The Parliament building
a few days before Christmas.

Same place
when a few steps above...

11.12.09

christmas tree

Syntagma square decorated for Christmas
in blue!

7.12.09

red candle

I had a hot chocolate with a friend, today
in "flocafe" besides my house.
Everything is Cristmas-decorated
and that makes me calm and happy!

5.12.09

November starting


Athen's trees decorated for Christmas.
But you can still have an evening coffee outdoors,
by the gas-stoves!
This is Evangelistrias pedestrian-street,
besides the Metropolis square.

28.11.09

flocafe

Coffee shop in Village Park Rentis
on Thursday evening.
We had a hot chocolate right before watching
Woody Allen's new fim!

31.10.09

lemons and oranges

Every Saturday: street market in Ilion.

25.10.09

Saturday night coffee


Coffee shop inside the bookstore "Ianos"
(bookstore is on the ground floor)
in Stadiou str.

A corner for meetings.

View in Stadiou street, from above!

22.10.09

the old bridge

This in not really Athens but Korinthos Isthmos,
about an hour from Athens, on the way to Peloponesse.

They have "cut" this way so that
the ships do not have to go all the way
round to Peloponesse when leaving Pireus
towards the west.
You have to see the map to get it...

18.10.09

the wedding

the ceremony
the place
the decoration
the reception
the dancing

13.10.09

10.10.09

Saturday early morning coffee!

Before...


and after...

With my friends, in Kerameikos quare.

5.10.09

wall-art



Pireos street. Gazi.

29.9.09

Holy Strength

A little Church dedicated to "Holy Strength"
standing under a tall building
(former Ministry of Education).

Not so nice but very strange scene!

History: it was build on 16th century and
is said to protect pregnant women.
Because of the archaeological value
they had to build the building
over the church.

More details here

(For Vogon Poet)

26.9.09

pink

Saturday morning coffee
in Cerameikos square.

21.9.09

autumn rain

As seen from Petroupoli,
On the right an old furnace,
not used any more but nice to see.
On the left Petroupoleos str,
straight, long, green on both sides.

16.9.09

Acropolis...

... as seen from the entrance of Panathenaic Stadium.
(enlarge the photo...)

12.9.09

umbrellas

It was raining heavily today.
Here you can see a lot of umbrella-sellers
at the exit of Synagma metro station.

These are very cheap umbrellas,
of the worst quality
(they get destroyed on the spot while wind blows)
but they have very live and happy colors!

10.9.09

bird watching!

This is not an artistic photo, but
I wanted to take a shot of the pigeons
sitting on the kiosk's roof.
This morning,
just outside the entrance of metro station,
a few minutes before getting in my work.

8.9.09

old, still beautiful

A beautiful old house,
falling apart...

6.9.09

οπωρο-παντο-πωλείον!

Οπωροπαντοπωλείον
means fruit and grocery seller, and
το παραδοσιακόν
means "the traditional".
Such little shops do still exist in neighbourhoods.
This place is called Mets and
is in a walking-distance from Syntagma...

5.9.09

Come, nice plants!

A "moving" plant-seller!
He drives through neighbourhoods and
calls women by a loudspeaker
to come and buy plants
for their gardens and balconies!

2.9.09

the coffee shop

In the Monetary Museum garden.

1.9.09

the sun

In the Monetary Museum garden.

31.8.09

under pine trees

There is a coffee shop named "terra petra" in Petroupoli,
peaceful and cool in summer mornings,
where you can have a nice view of the city
from above.

30.8.09

by the sea

Elefsina is a city just 20 minutes from Athens.

The sea is not clear enough to swim,
but perfect for an early Sunday morning coffee
besides the waves!

27.8.09

green

A coffee shop named Prasino=Green (!)
in Peristeri.

26.8.09

through flowers


Walking through this pavement every morning,
the way from the parking to the metro station,
is one of the best moments of my day.

24.8.09

Ypsountos street


Here is where I park my car every morning
in order to get in the metro.

It is not so peaceful and parking-available
in the winter, but still,
I like walking through, it is a nice street
that always makes my day!
Athens, the capital of Greece, with more than 3.000.000 people....
It's not just ancient ruins and pollution.
Its' also the suburbs, everyday people, gardens, bitter orange trees.

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