Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on September 27, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
|IMG_0601 [The University of Athens]|
The pictured historic building of the University of Athens is situated in the heart of the city. It was designed in the 19th-century by the Danish architect Hans Christian Hansen (1803-1883) as part of the so-called “Athenian trilogy” of neoclassical buildings consisting of the University of Athens in the middle, the National Library on the left and The Academy on the right. Once, it housed all University services but today its use is restricted to housing the Rectorate, the Senate and the Great Hall of Ceremonies.
Photographed in Athens on April 10, 2016
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
|802_3603 [Orchis anthropophora]|
|_8012917 [Orchis italica]|
A hybrid of anthropophora and italica
|802_3597 [hybrid: anthropophora + italica]|
The three flowers were only a few meters away one from the other; a fact that facilitated pollination.
They were photographed on Mt. Hymittos on April 12, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
|801_5410A [The Runner]|
This controversial piece of art was made exclusively with sheets of glass arranged horizontally one on top of the other on a well-hidden metal skeleton. It was created by the Greek artist Costas Varotsos in 1988.
Originally, it was placed on Omonia square where it remained until 2000 when metro works began. Then, it was moved - reportedly for safety reasons - to the square next to the Hilton Hotel where it can be seen until today.
The Runner in the picture above seems to be about to cross a “Finish line”.
Photographed in Athens on May 31, 2014