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!

23.8.09

a windy day


Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The smoke of the fire in East Attica
covered the sun.

UPDATE:
maybe I did not explain well enough...
That orange sky may be very beautiful,
like a Terner's painting
-that is what I also thought at first,
but
it is because of the big fire in East Attica
which keeps on for 3rd day today,
burning the suburbs and
taking people out of their homes.

14.8.09

summer in the city

The city is almost empty in August
everybody is on vacation, near the sea.


9.8.09

Monetary Museum Garden

The Monetary Museum is in Panepistimiou str a few metres form Syntagma metro station.
A beautiful old building designed by architect Ernst Ziller, that used to be Heinrich Schliemann'shome, named Iliou Melathron (=palace of Ilion).

This is the view while entering the garden

and this is the way Panepistimiou str
is (not!) seen from the garden.
There is a cute, quiet coffee shop in the garden behind the building, where you can have some time of peace and rest, away from the noise and the sun!

8.8.09

a bookshop

This is the ground floor of the Eleftheroudakis bookshop,
near the Syntagma metro station,
in the heart of the city.

Eight floors of books (!) and
a quiet coffee corner on the sixth floor.
Heaven!

7.8.09

empty street

Last Sunday, early in the morning,
during my walk for newspapers.

Empty streets in summer,
morning breeze,
delight of life.

3.8.09

by night

Like the houses we draw when we were kids, isn't it?

2.8.09

expansion

A smart way to expand
but also keep untouched
an old building.
In Panepistimiou street,
besides the National Library.
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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