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17-09-10, 09:54 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Athens - Greece
Photography Destination: Athens (Sept. 2010)
The area between metro stations Acropolis – Monastiraki – Thissio - Votanikos is the most popular. This means that any photograph you take, at least 20 people have taken a similar one some minutes before you. But this area is nice to walk and to photograph around, just feel like Henri Cartier-Bresson, invisible. People generally are friendly; you only have to smile at them.
is the fish market at Athina's street early in the morning.
Museums & Galleries:
All in my family like to visit the Benaki museum. [ Museum Benaki ]. Many nice art exhibitions are taking place there during the year. At the museum shop there are many books about art available and my daughter likes a lot the sweets at the café.
is Benaki museum.
An always nice visit is at the zoo [ Zoo ], where the animals are almost free and photogenic.
is a visit at the children’s museum. [ childrensartmuseum ]
: From Lykabettus hill one can see the bigger part of the city.
is to visit the Galaxy bar at the roof of Hilton’s hotel, especially if it’s raining, but please stay cool and don’t start dancing and singing .… like Gene Kelly or Frank Sinatra.
Landscape & Nature
: the National and the Botanic garden are calm and nice for walks at the city center.
is to go by the coast road from Faliro to the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion either by car or by bus (about 1 hour). On the way you can read a book about the history of the place, about the geometrical concept of the temple, or afterwards at a fish tavern somewhere there.
The sunset from there is absolutely adorable [ Sounion ].
Athens @ PhotoRadar
: Some very nice photographs can be seen here for your inspiration.
The women photographers NELLY’S (1899-1998) [ NELLY'S] and Voula Papaioannou (1898-1990) whose photographs of 50’s and 60’s I prefer [ V. Papaioannou ].
If you find any exhibition with their photographs I suggest that you don’t miss it ....... αR
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