Monday, September 04, 2006

Two Worlds

Athens was lucky enough to thrive in the late 1800´s to the early 1900´s with new beautiful buildings (as this blog has already showed you). Athens was unlucky enough to be "rebuilt" between1965-75 when (during a boom of urban development) the worst form of architecture demolished many old houses and estates (like the one the right) in order to replace them with office buildings like the one on the left.

Many hope that some day someone will demolish them and make something realy modern and good-looking. But, then again, people back in the 70´s considered those creatures pretty. Go figure....

2 comments:

Ame said...

OK, don't laugh at me...but I have to say, GREEK LETTERS! I guess you have greek letters on things in Greece because it IS Greece! LOL! Sorry, I just got excited and carried away seeing actual building with the same letters that I only see on the front of college frat houses! ;-) Love your cafe' shot down below too...could sit there for hours!

Kate said...

I think that too many cities are guilt of demolishing the beautiful buildings and replacing them with ugly structures. The architecture of the older edifice is far more interesting!