Walking up Adrianou Street, from Theseion matro station towards Plaka. Below the railing lie the train tracks and the building is Stoa of Attalos.
The Stoa of Attalos (also spelled Attalus) was a stoa (covered walkway or portico) in the Agora of Athens, Greece. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC.
Typical of the Hellenistic age, the stoa was more elaborate and larger than the earlier buildings of ancient Athens. The stoa's dimensions are 115 by 20 metres wide (377 by 65 feet wide) and it is made of Pentelic marble and limestone. The building skillfully makes use of different architectural orders. The Doric order was used for the exterior colonnade on the ground floor with Ionic for the interior colonnade. This combination had been used in stoas since the Classical period and was by Hellenistic times quite common.
[....]The stoa is identified as a gift to the city of Athens for the education that Attalos received there. A dedicatory inscription on the architrave is engraved as built by Attalos II, ruler of Pergamon from 159 BC to 138 BC.
[....]The stoa was in frequent use until it was destroyed by the Heruli in 267. The ruins became part of a fortification wall, which made it easily seen in modern times. In the 1950s, the Stoa of Attalos was fully reconstructed and the Ancient Agora Museum was created by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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danos (88891) 2014-03-04 23:07
πρωινή πρωινή απ΄ ότι βλέπω είσαι σήμερα όπως επίσης και γείτονες στο site,μ΄αυτή την όμορφη Κυριακάτικη σκηνή από την Πλάκα.Γνωστό το μέρος που το αναδεινκύεις υπέροχα με τα ακόμα Χειμωνιάτικα χρώματα και φως.
Η Στοά Ατταλου που διακρίνεται στα δεξιά,συμπληρώνει ευχάριστα το σκηνικό.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-04 23:45
fo me,or generally for all who were in Athens and who walked this street it´s a great picture and lovely memory filled with atmosphere of this place.
I like your vision of the scene juxtaposing the daily-life aspect with ancient heritage of Athens(Stoa of Attalos was really magnificent place.I just wish I had more time there).
Street stalls,restaurants and pedestrians-like quintessence of Athens-very lively.
Wish You a nice day
Noel_Byrne (26109) 2014-03-05 0:51
This is a very cool mix of the modern and ancient worlds, the building is very beautiful and for some reason reminds me of the temple of the vestal virgins, I can easily see them peeping modestly from behind these many columns. The position of the man selling the jewellery in front is very nicely composed, setting him against the architectural backdrop perfectly. Looking at this, I can think back to how many men just like him have stood in this spot over the past 2000 years and sold their own gold and silver to passersby. Funny to think that even though this is costume jewels, the exact thing 1000 years ago would now be artifacts of pride and joy for any museum.
I wonder if 1000 years from now any of this mans items will also be found in a museum as a rare glimpse into the past. And all connected through the stoa.
Very nice shot as always Ourania thanks for sharing
dip (23762) 2014-03-05 1:15
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
οικεία και αγαπημένη γωνιά της Αθήνας με ωραίες λεπτομέρειες της καθημερινότητας,
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2014-03-05 1:38
namaste, what a beautiful street shot here. So colourful. I just like the road side vendor, the walking lady and the lady who is taking some refreshments at right. Nicely spotted view. Very well timing of pressing shutter. A nice one indeed. Tfs.
lousat (79772) 2014-03-05 1:51
Ciao Ourania,un interessante mix di situazioni nello stesso scatto,chi mangia,chi cammina,chi vende,un taglio stretto e coraggioso,ottima luce e dettagli,non mi piace quell'edificio anonimo in costruzione sullo sfondo..ehehe...buona giornata,Luciano
jhm (141973) 2014-03-05 5:16
You took a nice picture with the young lady in foreground, but also a nice view in background with these church
Also excellent picture, nice clear and sharp.
A nice daily life picture
We get a nice panoramic view about these area.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Greetings from Belgium,
Sergiom (64011) 2014-03-05 6:05
J'aime l'impression de suivre la jeune fille aux cheveux longs dans l'image. On a envie de la suivre plus loin et de magasiner les mêmes choses qu'elle . Les boutiques semblent intéressantes. Le cadrage vertical donne de la profondeur.
ikeharel (60401) 2014-03-05 7:44
Street scenbery well collected, as each of the figures doing something else.
Light enhanced the golden jewelry on display, and well in fine claru=ity.
Nicou (126322) 2014-03-05 8:03
laq charmante jeun fillet aux long cheveux qui passe et cet homme au stand duv endeur de rue quelle belle scène et compo sueprbe.
holmertz (43289) 2014-03-05 8:04
There's a great variety of human activities in this centrally located street. The woman walking by, the salesman and the woman enjoying her lunch form a fine triangle. The stoa and the tree create a good background. This is a fine street-shot of the kind I enjoy the most, where buildings and people benefit from each others' presence.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-05 8:57
Lovely street shot with all the subjects in perfect natural postures. The lady in the foreground adds fine dynamism to the composition and is a graceful figure with lovely light falling on her. Excellent details with beautiful natural colours.
Thanks for sharing and have a great evening.
Cricri (109701) 2014-03-05 9:56
Belle scène de rue, a la fois calme et dynamique, la vue sur le bâtiment est très intéressant
la couleur et les teintes sont encore douce a cette période de l'année, belle présentation
Silvio1953 (126896) 2014-03-05 11:11
Ciao Ourania, graziosa scena, bella inquadratura con la magnifica architettura a far da sfondo, brava, ciao Silvio
pajaran (53721) 2014-03-05 12:23
Interesantan i dobar tekst, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontarst i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the place and the moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness, kontarst and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
mirosu (15102) 2014-03-05 19:37
First many, many thanks for your excellent, professional comments, I appreciate it very much, as I appreciate your great photo work.
I like this photo for several reasons, excellent street photo where you have captured three persons with completely different activities, lady relaxing with some food, seller putting his stand in proper order and young lady passing by, may be thinking if she stop and buy some small nice items. This image is open for viewers imaginations. All nicely composed with the white building in BG.
Very well done.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-06 5:46
Excellent street photo from Athens. As in a good street photo here too we have many things to look at. The vendor with his merchandise, the girl with beautiful long hair, the lady with shades enjoying her meal. All that with a backdrop of a beautiful building whose history goes back to 100 years before the birth of Christ. Wow! Good to see the building has been renovated and it looks in nice shape. Nice capture with warm light, natural colours and excellent clarity as usual. Thanks for sharing.
COSTANTINO (57919) 2014-03-06 13:15
simple scenery describing daily life at this road
but your notes are very useful about Andrianou
street from Thission metro station towards Plaka
shot that brought memories from my last
visit to this place
jcpix (13724) 2014-03-06 20:15
Your title is perfectly suited for the image captured. The woman in passing, walking, is right in line with that first reaction when seeing the text in conjunction with the photo. I've really come to enjoy street scenes immensely, there's so much to absorb from the every day surroundings and inhabitants of a given locale.
The contrast of ancient architecture and modern wares is a delight, linking past and present in a unique type of forum. Catching this young lady in stride sets the visual in motion, quite literally and figuratively. :) I feel as if I'm following closely behind, just waiting to get a closer look at what this gentleman is selling...or maybe I'll stop and have a nice meal instead...love the options. :) Have a great day ahead. All the best.
eldancer1 (30040) 2014-03-07 15:27
A small slice of life but you captured important aspects of it, a very nice and harmonious combination of a person eating while another browsing through displays and walking. I like the soft lighting and it has good details. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (44966) 2014-03-07 19:32
Well composed and juxtapositioned in muted colour palette blended well to bg building. It's realistic and meaningful everyday life; one is browsing, the second is walking pass, and the third having meal excels in my eyes. Timed shot of natural candid that conveys the feeling of a moment of relaxation perfectly. Well done
mohammad_H (9566) 2014-03-07 21:42
History of a country or nation, represents civilization, monuments, culture and social relations, music, customs, conquest and defeat View the Comprehensive notes
siudzi (34119) 2014-03-09 3:44
Like this capture a lot! The street life and the amazing old architecture created a perfect match here. All presented under a lovely soft-warm lights gave a great result. Eye catching pic!
mcmtanyel (14951) 2014-03-09 16:08
This is a very fine snapshot of daily life from Athens. I take it that a stoa is the precursor to modern malls.
Didi (58088) 2014-03-10 4:09
La présence de la jeune fille qui semble regarder le camelot agrémente la scène
Un cadrage légèrement plus large pour ne pas couper la dame à droite qui me fait penser à Nana Mouskouri :)
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-03-12 1:23
A nice daily life picture. Colors are nice warm.
Vertical position emphasize extra the depth in
the picture. Light management and the composition
are also good.