Going into the most pictresque district of Athens, Plaka, behind the ruins of Hadrian's Library, lies a church dedicated to the Taxiarchs and to Panagia Grigoroussa (I'll try to explain it as Our Lady who rushes to provide aid). It was built in the 19th century on the site of a byzantine chapel that was destroyed during the severe battles of the Greek Revolution (1821).
Plaka is a beautiful place with architectural elements from all the historic periods, with lively, touristic and quiet parts and rich colours. And, of course, it lies at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens.
Thank you for visiting
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jhm (143511) 2013-05-10 2:44
The same colours become use in Bruges for the old small houses, together with white facades.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
A wonderful image without people.
Excellent composition, nice captured, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Royaldevon (33061) 2013-05-10 2:59
Good Morning Ourania,
A beautifully secluded place where the warmth of the colours adds to the attraction.
The inclusion of the overhanging trees adds softness to the atmosphere.
The light is lovely and the sharpness, spot on.
Have a lovely day,
tyro (21794) 2013-05-10 3:06
This is my type of photograph!
I just love the composition here! The tall tower is perfectly placed in the frame, the tree on the right balances it well and also frames the picture and all elements are very pleasingly arranged throughout. The light is lovely as it cascades across the ground and illuminates the richly coloured walls.
The lighting and contrasts are delightful too with full detail preserved in the deepest shadows and also in the brightest parts. Perfect exposure, lovely vibrant colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
An interesting note too!
npecanhuk (69518) 2013-05-10 3:22
Hi! Charming spot, not much seen here on TE! Lovely and beautiful picture, with excellent photo quality! Cheers, Neyvan
snunney (89050) 2013-05-10 3:28
I like the point of view and calm atmosphere. The tree makes a good framed and offers some pleasing tonal contrast. Good colours and sharpness.
Kielia (24073) 2013-05-10 4:18
I have seen so many impressions of Athens here, but this one is particularly interesting! You have chosen an excellently working POV on this fascinating architecture that is so nicely lit. The perspective is excellent. My compliments!
dta (70981) 2013-05-10 4:27
Hello Ourania ,
A beautiful corner of Athens , with pictureque coulured buildings . The management of the difficult light is excellent .
Sergiom (66285) 2013-05-10 5:08
J'aime beaucoup cette petite place tranquille qui jouit à la fois de l'ombre et de la lumière, mais pas de bancs pour en profiter. J'aime le jeu des couleurs.
Miguel82 (26546) 2013-05-10 6:21
I can see summer is coming very hot in Greece Ourania..
You present very well these houses facades with nice colors, good idea to have included the tree
Excellent exposition and shadow
bayno (18344) 2013-05-10 7:37
Ciao Ourania, mi piace molto l'atmosfera di questo tuo scatto, l'inquadratura è DOC...non ero nel posto e forse sbaglio....ma mi sarei spostato leggermente sulla destra per prendere un pò di più della figura misteriosa seduta dietro il cespuglio....belli colori pastello....
buon WE e buona serata...
ikeharel (62139) 2013-05-10 8:27
I now reckon Plaka has an impressive archi.-style, more looks as Italian(you noted it was Byzantine style, which is very coinside in timne's).
Fine shown the small square, the corner allow the eyes to keep "searching" what might be around...
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (128930) 2013-05-10 9:36
quelle vue et image quelle couleur sur ces façade de tons différents sueprbe captage et image splendide ensemble et cadrage.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-10 10:47
molto bella questa composizione soprattutto per il contrasto di luce e di colori. Piacevolisssimo l'accostamento di toni gialli e rossi più o meno accesi.
Ottima anche la nitidezza, piacevoli le note a corredo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
holmertz (44482) 2013-05-10 11:08
To be honest Athens is not among my favourite large cities of Europe, but Plaka is nice, if you manage to find your way beyond the tourist traps. This place is lovely, looking so quiet and pleasant. The church and the other buildings are beautifully kept and you have framed the view perfectly with the well placed branches. One person is seen, almost hidden but visible enough to provide the always welcome life.
mesutilgim (88536) 2013-05-10 11:36
Hello dear Ourania,
Amazing capture from my "most beloved corner" in Athens.
Very good pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
pajaran (54556) 2013-05-10 11:52
Dobar tekst o mestu i arhitekturi ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura.
Lepe boje na fasadi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the site and the architecture ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice architecture shown.
Beautiful colors on the wall.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-05-10 12:45
Excellent image of the colorful mansion.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness. Thanks for sharing this good work.
Gigidusud (17673) 2013-05-10 13:04
Ottimo POV e buona inquadratura su questa piazza. Splendidi colori e luce. Bravo!
Un caro saluto.
bukitgolfb301 (37554) 2013-05-10 16:28
Hello dear Ourania, how are you here and there?
Another fantastic image !
Your inspiration seem to become sharper and more vivid.
Neddless to mention but perfect framework / composition and the bst exposure are as usual.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
Sonata11 (33641) 2013-05-10 21:56
very beautiful composition in vertical format for this image. Colors, sharpness, clarity POV, light are fabulous. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
rbassin (19649) 2013-05-11 4:44
un bel ensemble architectural coloré.
Bien vu et bien cadré.
Un bon W-E
eldancer1 (31427) 2013-05-11 8:58
Those colors are very soothing and compatible with earth colors. I like your pov and the inclusion of the tree. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-11 10:31
Most interesting array of colors here, Ourania - increasing in shade as you move left to right, it seems, almost like a color wheel! And then of course the bursts of green add to that. A nice collection of buildings and colors here. Thanks!
Cricri (110665) 2013-05-12 23:23
Un coin charmant colorée, dans un jeu ombre et de lumière, joliment bien cadrer et présenter
ciakgiak (30423) 2013-05-13 7:48
inquadratura perfetta che ti ha permesso di includere vecchi e nuovi colori in uno scatto essenziale e molto pulito! Bravissima.
Un caro abbraccio
abmdsudi (46220) 2013-05-13 23:51
A stunning composition with fantastic well saturated pastel colours, showing fine combination of architecture styles as well as a beautiful surrounding The healhty fresh green tree fills the foreground perfectly here and bit of human pesence are just fantastic. I love the play of light and subtle shadows accentuating the depth within the tight frame, this is indeed a pleasant shot and easy on the eyes. I love the colours! Very well done, TFS.
nikkitta (16476) 2013-05-14 12:37
today i began to read "ourania" by le clezio, the prix nobel francais, 2008.
i remember being at plaka and having diner in a terrace with view at the acropolkis
this is a very good composition a colorful one, with the green to help with contrast( windows, doors and vegetation)
greetings and tfs
Silvio1953 (129368) 2013-05-14 14:28
Ciao Ourania, gran bel taglio su un delizioso angolino, ottima nitideza e bei colori pastello, brava, ciao Silvio
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-07-09 23:27
The old and new colors fits very well together,
they are both nice warm and bright (also the
picture). Light management is excellent: no
overlighted pieces and you can see even the
details in the shadows. Composition is also
great and the vertical position emphasize
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-11-26 13:59
Ουρανία, είναι πολύ ομορφο αυτο το παιχνιδι χρωμάτων στίς γειτονιές και στις αυλές...είναι ομορφο να περπατα κανείς και να αντικ΄ρυζει αυτην την ομορφιά και πιο ομορφο απ' ολα είναι να φροντίζει ο άνθρωπος να εχει αυτην την ποιότητα εκεί πού ζει..μια πολύ ομορφη φωτογραφία, μου αρέσει πολύ το φως πού δημιουργεί τίς σκιές και η αντίθεση με το πράσινο!!
καλο σου βράδυ
aliabazari (16053) 2014-11-07 19:14
Hi dear Ourania
Nice shot of this beautiful place. I love the pictures of the windows. Well performed.