Friday, June 30, 2006

Olympic Stadium and surroundings

This is where the 2004 Olympic Games were held. Olympic Stadium was built in 1982 to host the European Athletics Championship and has hosted noumerous sport events since, including the IAAF World Championship in 1997. Extensive reconstruction took place prior the 2004 Games. The venue will host the Champions League final in May 2007.
Athens Olympic Stadium at
An (outdated) satellite photo of the area

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Titanic, the artifact exhibition

Last fall, the exhibition of the artifacts of the infamous ship TITANIC was on display in Athens. This mug is one of the thousands of objects salvaged from the wreck.
A large piece of ice was there for everyone to touch, just to get the idea of how cold it was that night and how it felt when everyone jumped in the cold sea.A bathroom knob, still inside the marble that decorated the room
A, then modern, compass rust and crushed after seven decades in the bottom of the ocean.

The exhibition is no longer displayed in Athens.
Check the international site to see if it's somewhere near you.
The Athens Exhibition homepage

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Live Beef Parade

This is the "Anorexia Nervosa" cow by artist Tasos Pavlopoulos.

Athens is hosting CowParade, the world's biggest public outdoor art exhibition, from early May to late August.
Take a sneak view of the whole Athens Cow Parade Gallery

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Attalos Arcade @ ancient agora

(Photo and caption by one of my best friends, Apostolos "Captain Jumbo" Chatzidimou. Visit his blog)
The Attalos Arcade on a sunny athenean noon. Here used to be the heart of the ancient agora. The place where Socrates and fans used to gather and talk philosophy. Nowdays, harmony is hosting guests on their way off Acropolis just before they hit a cold coffee break at the nearby modern cafe.
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Monday, June 26, 2006

Athens Mall

This is the (relatively) newest and (definitely) hottest spot of Athens shopping. "The Mall" is the biggest such building in Greece and worth a visit. It can be reached by Green Line (No1) of the Metro system, the station is Neratziotissa.
Official Site

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Andros Island

Greetings from Andros island where i am spending the weekend. Breathtaking scenery, beautiful people. Come visit.
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To boldly go where no cow has gone before. Athens Cow Parade at its best Posted by Picasa

Double Botero @ Athens!

Fernando Botero sculptures are on excibition at Athens Concert Hall. At the same time, paintings are being displayed at Athens National Gallery. Mr Botero himself was here for both openings. See the sculptures till September 10th and the paintings till September 23rd.
Fernando Botero at Wikipedia

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Zappeion gardens

The Zappeion garden grounds and the fountain as seen from the building entrance, between the columns. (See previous post's photo)
This is the gathering place of several Athenians who want to discuss politics with each other, the "Small Parliament" as they themselves call it. Most of the trees you see here are over a hundrend years old and were planted during the construction of the site in 1896. Posted by Picasa


This magnificent building was erected in 1896 in order to become the Olympic Village of the first Modern Olympic Games. From then on, it serves as a conference and exhibitions hall. The latest large excibition which took place there was the "Titanic" with artifacts and photos from the infamous ship.
The official site
Zappeion Satellite photo

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Acropolis from Omonoia square

The Acropolis with the Parthenon temple being (constantly) repaired.
Official Site

Athens Cow Parade

Athens is hosting CowParade, the world's biggest public outdoor art exhibition, from early May to late August.
A total of 757 bovine designs were submitted by children, museums, new and established artists, surpassing all expectations.
Following the conclusion of the exhibition, in September 2006, CowParade Athens '06 will stage an auction of the artworks in cooperation with the Together for Children association of non-profit charitable organisations. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Together for Children association.
Official Site (in Greek)
Cowparade Central

Hotel Grand Bretagne

originally uploaded by stigmabuster
Luxury has to be comfortable, otherwise is not luxury.
The Grande Bretagne represents the essence of hospitality in Greece for more than 130 years. Since it reopening in 2003, the promises of defined excellence have even been exceeded.
Official Site

Welcome to Athens Daily Photo Blog

Welcome to the brand new Athens Daily Photo Blog. My name is Kostas and I will try to give you a view of Athens life, buildings, events and essence. Have a nice time here.
P.S. (This photo is from Copenhagen. A town I also visited and loved. But that´s another blogger´s story)