A scene from the constant flow of people at Monastiraki Square, downtown Athens. We're standing in front of an exit of Monastiraki metro station.
A detail that impressed me is the three chairs just pulled out at one of the busiest sites of the city, waiting for three friends to spend some time together as if on a porch or balcony. This detail too makes Athens so different and unpredictable.
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nikkitta (15718) 2014-03-12 12:32
We are neighbors today!!
You are right, the chairs got my atention firs, more than the baloon vendor or is he a clown?
Like the capture, plenty of live, people busy in every day affairs
Good composition with winter light
May be the chairs are for the vendor (seen at the back) to take some rest and enjoy the sun
holmertz (43275) 2014-03-12 13:32
This must be one of the liveliest places in Athens, and a very good spot for street photography for those who have the patience to wait for the best opportunities and the eyes to find them. These three chairs are an amusing and unexpected ingredient in the busy life of this place. We can wonder why they are here, and why nobody is sitting there, while the hustle and bustle of the city is going on uninterrupted all around. There are so many things to watch here and the afternoon light is very pleasant.
Silvio1953 (126762) 2014-03-12 13:36
Ciao Ourania, bella composizione piena di vita, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (14995) 2014-03-12 14:20
there appears to be lots of action centred around the greengrocery stall,but it`s the colourfully dressed clown and his balloons that I enjoy most in a lively street scene.
Kind regards Les.
jcpix (13724) 2014-03-12 21:33
Perhaps it's the pattern/design of the pavement, but there's a lot to take in with this lively scene. It's very much a visual of sensible style complimenting the colorful flare. There's always something interesting it seems taking place around metro stops, and you've sure captured one with the "clown" to the right side of the frame. :)
An infusion of additional color and intrigue, especially as he contrasts with the gentleman on the left and his more conservative attire. The man in blue jeans, caught in stride, sets the scene in motion. Warm light and detail throughout, there are many fun items to scan over within this framework. Great daily life moment, seemingly innocuous, but none the less intriguing from afar. Pull up one of those empty chairs and watch the world pass by. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-13 0:26
ohh,I recognize this pavement.
Monastiraki square is really beautiful and the fact,that it´s always so crowded with people gives us a good opportunity to enjoy and to feel the real life of the city.
You framed and timed the scene perfectly.
And these three chairs add also very nice feeling to the scene(it´s like an oasis of tranquility among this busy surrounding).
Wish You a nice day
dip (23732) 2014-03-13 3:08
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Η πλατεία στο Μοναστηράκι,πάντα όμορφη,γεμάτη ζωή και χρώματα,
πολύ ωραίο και το στιγμιότυπο που κατέγραψες με τον φακό σου!
snunney (87242) 2014-03-13 3:48
The man with the balloons makes the composition for me. He is captured at just the right moment and is nicely counterbalanced by the man with the attaché case on the left. Needles to say, he also adds a good splash of contrasting colours to the scene. Excellent street photography, very well presented.
Sergiom (63901) 2014-03-13 5:36
J'aime beaucoup l'animation sur cette petite place de marché au milieu de la rue. Les gens profitent du soleil même si cela ne semble pas encore très chaud. J'espère que le clown fera de bonnes affaires.
eldancer1 (29990) 2014-03-13 7:37
Maybe different location and country but this scene can be seen in just about any city in the world with people going about their daily routine. Very nice documentation of the daily life of people with good lighting and sharp details. Love the colors especially the balloon person. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (60317) 2014-03-13 9:11
Vibrant town scene, Ourania, joli with the clown passed along and people around, taken under favorable light on.
Shining bananas hanging under the parasol, and also other details shown beautifully.
mesutilgim (87272) 2014-03-13 13:24
Hello dear Ourania,
Nice capture of this market place in Athens with good layout.
A quite joyfull scenery.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (53680) 2014-03-13 22:50
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa prolaznicima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
A good article on the place and time, nice view ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast, nice place and moment shown with passers-by, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Cricri (109597) 2014-03-14 0:45
Belle scène de vie sur cette place de marché sous une très belle lumière, le clown par ces couleurs attire l'attention, belle présentation
Belle journée cher ami
fabbs99 (16799) 2014-03-15 23:52
Superb shot of the Monastiraki Square,sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done. TFS.
abmdsudi (44964) 2014-03-16 8:36
There's a lot of happenings around here and a very busy visually but the red stuff helps to settle the eye. This works well for the background detail too, the overall colors are good, clarity is spot on of a hyperactive street scene. Congrats
ChrisJ (101718) 2014-03-16 10:01
A nice daily life scene from the busy streets of Athens. The people animate the scene and provide scale. Good shadow detail at right with punchy light contrasts yet still with good highlight and shadow detail. Excellent color and saturation with good warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (14917) 2014-03-19 20:33
This is a nice little corner from Athens. What catches my eye are the fruit stands and the colorful balloon shaper.
fritzi007 (7506) 2014-03-23 15:54
very good, a bit hectic street scene,
very good made, good sharpness and comment.
Wish you a nice week
aliabazari (16050) 2014-09-22 21:58
Hi Ourania dear
Completing the picture is very good and stable. Excellent composition of the streets, the architecture, the people and the panels are assembled together nicely. Harsh mid-day light, well-controlled and well you paint the picture of a puppet. Very nice shot of daily life, that best represents the character of a community. Thank-you to record this beautiful picture.