A view captured at the start of Adrianou Street in the district of Theseion, in Athens. The building with the beautiful photo of Maria Kallas houses the Athenaeum.
According to its website (http://www.athenaeum.com.gr/new/en.html)
The Αthenaeum is a non profit association dedicated to preserve the memory and the glory of Maria Callas. the organisation was founded in 1974 by a group of inspired artists who wanted to contribute to the development and evolution of musical education and culture in Greece.
Staffed by distinguished personalities of the arts, the Athenaeum Conservatory is considered to be one of the main vehicles of culture in present day Greece. Its valuable contributions over the course of time, recognised by the most established music institutions in the world, has earned Athenaeum international acclaim.
On September 1998 [it] moved at a listed property located at the archaeological area of Theseus,on Adrianou Street, number 3.
This building was probably built in 1897. It was built especially for Andreas Cambas, founder of the well - known spirits - making Company and Distillery, CAMBAS. The building was the home of the family. The living quarters occupied the mezzanine and first floors. On the ground floor was the wine cellar. As for the amazing space in the basement, there, were located the storehouse and the bottling facilities.
The building houses the Conservatory, two Concert Halls of a capacity of 120 persons each, the club of the members of the Athenaeum and the mess hall for students. The two Halls are also ideal for small conferences, exhibitions, book presentations etc.
Thank you for visiting, a lovely week to all
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snunney (94919) 2014-03-30 7:38
A pleasant animated scene with agreeable warm light and tones. An ideal place to sit with a cool drink and watch the world go by.
Nicou (136182) 2014-03-30 7:44
quelle scène de marché sueprbe avec les stands et le personnage et ce maisons en fond quelle compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-03-30 8:36
Fine composition with the background building with which so much history and culture is associated. Beautiful framing of the photo on the wall with the trees on both sides. The street is lively with the people and the inclusion of the flowers in the foreground is a lovely touch. The vivid colours are handled very well.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
holmertz (48944) 2014-03-30 8:37
What a very lively and interesting view. This is a photo packed with colours, fine details and human activities, all embedded in a lovely efternoon light. This place seems to combine culture with food and drinks in a pleasant way. I do hope an institution like this manages to survive he present difficult times.
And thank you too, dear Ourania, for your many kind comments on my photos and for going back through my archives so many times.
Noel_Byrne (29195) 2014-03-30 9:15
A great use for this historic building, and amazing to hear there is so much inside what looks like quite a small structure! The photo on the side of the building is very artistic, and the number of people in the square give a great sense of life, exactly as a place like this should be. Beautiful light falling across the scene too.
Thanks as always
P.S. I wanted to say thanks also for your visits to my gallery and your insightful comments. I don't always know why I like some of the pics I upload, but you seem to be able to spot the reasons, you help me understand my own photography better, and I really appreciate that. The best of everything to you from Ireland :)
dta (74789) 2014-03-30 9:24
hello Ourania ,
A sunny winter day in Athens . A well composed picture with the woman in red as an attractive point .
dip (23888) 2014-03-30 9:32
Μακάρι να είχε παραμείνει ολόκληρη η Αθήνα όπως στο Θησείο ή στην Πλάκα Ουρανία...
ωραία η καταγραφή της σκηνής με όμορφες λεπτομέρειες,
πολύ καλή η ποιότητα της φωτογραφίας σου,
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-03-30 9:37
I like this kind of subjects with daily life atmosphere. Also I like the warm light and the picture with Maria Kallas. Congratulations!
cornejo (39385) 2014-03-30 10:07
Ourania Hello, very good view of this interesting scene of daily life in this pleasant street, very well captured in this interesting photo. Interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
saxo042 (37792) 2014-03-30 12:57
A very pleasant and attractive street scene with a very warm feeling. I notice that this is from the beginning of January but the sunshine makes a very pleasant view here.
jcpix (13846) 2014-03-30 15:39
Certainly a lot more than meets the eye after reading your notes, sounds like quite a place. An impressive regard on the exterior as well from what you composed with this shot. The sunlight is initially what drew me towards this one, there's a real understanding to that small window of opportunity where the natural light filters through the skies just right, when it illuminates the atmosphere unlike any other time. I don't know if that makes much sense, but it's how I'm interpreting this scene.
Not only that, but there's also a lively vibe with many people we see scattered throughout. This looks like an area I'd enjoy sitting by and just "people watch" for a while, nice and relaxing. :) Focus, detail and lovely colors from corner to corner. Well done! Have a great new day. All the best.
subhendu_bagchi (26085) 2014-03-31 1:32
a nice capture of this street of this town. Excellent colours and perfect light. The inclusion of those people in frame made it lively. Interesting composition. Very well done. Tfs.
jhm (148756) 2014-03-31 4:35
A nice daily life picture with the daily life movement of the people in the city
Also the nice cityscape a lovely colourfully picture.
Wonderful depth and perspetive through the perfect choice of your angle.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, sharpness and clarity are lovely.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (67227) 2014-03-31 9:38
People along the small square h=gave the beautiful tempo to the vibrant scene. At first I thought it was the bright daylight that made this ambiance - but after a second glance realized ohrtwise.
Chosen POV is immaculate, include all presenting elements within its space.
Cricri (115557) 2014-03-31 11:11
Un bâtiment rempli d'histoire, d'une note très intéressante qui l'accompagne, la lumière et les couleurs sont attirantes, l'angle de prise montrant les deux photos de Maria Kallas, un après midi rempli de monde, très belle réalisation
Silvio1953 (136753) 2014-03-31 12:25
Ciao Ourania, ogni volta che ascolto una registrazione di Maria Callas è sempre un'emozione per me, bello l'edificio dedicato a ricordarla ed onorarla, è stata una delle più grandi soprano di tutti i tempi, composizione ben curata con l'inserimento delle aiole fiorite in primo piano e piacevolmente piena di vita, brava, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-01 1:14
very pretty every day street scene in Athens. I like the warm light which makes the colors so attractive and eye catching. The sky in the background has some moody tones but the cheerful bits seem to dominate it. Well chosen POV and nicely planned framing. I especially like placing the bushes at the bottom of the image and trees on both of its sides. Great result!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-01 11:33
Splendid scene you have captured with a good Pov, in Theseion, Athens.It looks a busy place with cafe's and bars.
Well managed, Tfs,
ChrisJ (109566) 2014-04-01 12:12
The b&w head and shoulders portrait and profile of the woman on the facade is eye catching here. I lively street market in the fg. This may even be the area I stayed in Athens. It looks vaguely familiar. Good sharpness and the crowds animate the scene. Excellent color and sharpness. Tfs!
abmdsudi (50504) 2014-04-01 15:05
A street scene teeming with live viewed from this shooting point revealing the many interests in vivid tones stealing the eye. There's lot more details to enjoy with the bg yellow building naturally draws attention. It's well oriented with excellent depth, and the contrast between warmer tones against grey-blue skies are obviously a feature that have really worked here for the shot. A fine street candid satisfying your vision nicely taken, Congrats
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-02 15:36
Hola Ourania querida
What a daily life scene of a winter evening with people going home with plstic bags, some enjoying sun and a caffee
Good building at the back painted with soft yellow, informative note, never would have discover Maria Callas in this big photo
Very well done, warm regards
mcmtanyel (19729) 2014-04-11 17:37
This is a very pretty tribute to Maria Callas, one of the giants of opera. I remember vaguely reading in newspaper gossip columns that she and Onassis were an item - before he married Jackie, I presume.
I like the tinge that the weak winter sun has given to this lovely corner of Athens.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-26 21:41
Ουρανία, αγαπω πολύ το κέντρο της Αθήνας και ειδικά αυτο το σημείο στο Θησείο..πάντα μου αρέσει να πηγαίνω και να περπατάω εκει..σαν να δίνω ραντεβου με την ιστορία..υπέροχη η φωτογραφία σου με μοναδικό χρώμα και υφος οπως αρμόζει στήν περιοχή και στο σημείο, ομορφο καδράρισμα που τα περιέχει ολα τα αθηναικά στοιχεία!!
και συγχαρητήρια για τήν παρουσίαση της νεοκλασσικής αρχιτεκτονικής!!
adores (43891) 2014-04-27 6:25
The building seems really nice, even the tiles are different and the portraits of Maria Callas add a lot to the place. I like the soft light and the scene, so full of life.