Faces of Athens, Greece

Posted on 12th February 2014 in adventure, Street Photography

This is the final segment of my Athens photographs. I hope you’ve enjoyed them. If you missed them, you can find

I know, it’s been a great journey. The city was just so culturally rich, and such a beautiful place for me that it deserved so much attention.

If you’ve been following along in the series, you’ll probably recognize some of the places, or scenes, I’ve talked about.

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Pedion Areos, Athens, Greece | Part II

Posted on 1st February 2014 in adventure, explored, wandering

Pedion Areos is an extremely beautiful park that I found on one of my last days in Athens. One thing I learned, thinking back on it no, is that if you want to find statues, go into parks!

This park had every little nook and cranny filled with beautiful statues. There was a whole alley that was lined with them. As I stepped into the alley, I came across a group of 7 or so doing a filming next to the statues I was so looking forward to photographing. Luckily, it was nothing like the film crews we’re used to here in North America, and there was only a handful of crew there. No pylons, no red tape.

After exploring for a while, I sat down and watched some old men playing what looked to me like backgammon and chewing sunflower seeds manically. There were little boys that came and accosted me, trying to get me to buy their seeds! After my experience in Istanbul, I knew to be wary of them youngins.

This is part II of my statues series in Athens. Part I is found here.

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Statues of Athens, Greece | Part I

Posted on 1st February 2014 in adventure, explored, wandering

I’ve been doing a lot of posts about my time in Athens. It’s true, there was so much to see there, so much that fascinated me. So much history, so much mythology. I’d walk the days around just clicking my camera all day.

One art form that I feel doesn’t get enough fame is sculpture. Perhaps it’s because of the length of time a sculpture usually takes. It’s no secret how our world is getting more and more into instant gratification… Athens had some monumental sculpture hundreds of years old. It is always a pretty cool experience for me to walk up and see the face of somebody who’s been gone from this world for many many years. I just wish I could have read the signs to identify who I was looking at!

It shocked me to see some of the busts hit with graffiti. There’s some things that just shouldn’t be done in my books…

This is Part I of my statues series in Athens. Part II is found here.

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Acropolis of Athens, Greece

Posted on 29th December 2013 in adventure, architecture, explored

Taking myself back to last year to the land of sun, where I was sweeping through the streets of Athens, Greece admiring all the graffiti. It completely blew me away the amount of graffiti there, and it was hard to not get overwhelmed with so much. It can get very distracting just hunting for great works. I’ve done a few posts already on the graffiti I found (part 1, part 2).

However, I did a mythological tour too. I can’t imagine going to Athens and not… I found the hottest day possible to do my journey through Acropolis (ok, all the days were hot in Athens). It was much to my surprise to find out that unfortunately once I got within the gates of Acropolis, I wasn’t allowed to take my shirt off! I can still feel the exhaustion.

This is what I found.

Side of Aglaureion | Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Side of Aglaureion | Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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Graffiti in Athens, Greece | Part II

Posted on 21st November 2013 in adventure, explored, photojournalism, Street Photography, wandering

Re-visiting these photographs, I can remember one night as I walked the streets strolling down a lane with no cars allowed, and the restaurants all had their tables out in the lanes. As a walker, you had to weave your way in and out of tables and people eating, so naturally I sat down and ordered a bottle or house red.

The old world is such a beautiful experience. To walk amongst buildings that have existed for over a hundred years, some as much as 2000 years old. Hard to come by this kind of industrial history in North America.

See Part I if you missed it!

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