A view to the Roman Agora of Athens and some adjacent buildings in the district of Plaka.
The Roman Agora (Market of Caesar and Augustus) is located on the north side of the Acropolis, and a short distance to the east of the Greek Agora, with which it was connected by a paved street. An inscription (IG II2 3174) on the architrave of the monumental Gate of Athena Archegetis ("Athena the Leader") tells us that Julius Caesar and Augustus provided the funds for its construction in the 1st century B.C. The Roman Agora consists of a large, open-air courtyard surrounded by colonnades on all four sides. On the eastern side, there were also a series of shops. On the southern side was a fountain. The main entrance was on the west (Gate of Athena Archegetis), and there was a second entrance (or propylon) on the east, leading up to a public latrine and the "Tower of the Winds." The Roman Agora apparently became the main market of the city, taking over many of the commerical functions of the Greek Agora, which had become something of a museum (or archaeological park) by that time.
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Noel_Byrne (33426) 2014-07-01 0:28
These scattered ruins really give this place a sense of being a very ancient land, the fragments of old civilizations still around to remind of times past and that every great empire will fall. I really like that you have composed it so that it is a mix of the ancient and the old, with the old still being occupied and kept in beautiful condition.
Great idea to include the man in the scene too, he gives a very good sense of scale to these huge broken columns.
Thanks as always, have a great day
vishaal (1042) 2014-07-01 0:46
A superb shot of the ancient Greek ruins with beautiful buildings around. We can imagine about the times when these ruins were bustling with life. So exciting to think. Very good perspective and light. Good composition.
daddo (27756) 2014-07-01 2:03
Hi Ourania. A photo with excellent definition and vivid use of light and colour. Nice to see these "layers" of history stretching to the present.reminds me a little of Zadar, my father's birthplace where Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian architecture stands side by side. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Graal (103038) 2014-07-01 2:25
interesting place in Athens. Nice composition with the old ruins on FG and new buildings with church in BG. I like the colors and contrast. Good presentation.
Have a nice day.
Kielia (24077) 2014-07-01 2:30
this is a place I did not know about, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. It is an excellently composed impression of the Roman Agora. The colors and the light are very pleasant and the overall impression is beautiful. My compliments!
Cricri (124902) 2014-07-01 4:23
Une note intéressante pour mieux ce rende compte de ce site historique, laissant quelques ruines devant de belles et récents bâtiments, très belle lumière et couleurs
Passer une agréable journée
jhm (158968) 2014-07-01 5:17
My neighbour was one week in Athene previous week, I've a lot pictures seen out of these nice city.
Also of the oldest parts as on these picture.
Excellent panorama view on the background.
Sharpness and clarity make the picture very attractive.
Excellent perspective and depth too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (87247) 2014-07-01 6:01
J'arrive d'un voyage à Rome et j'ai pu apprécier beaucoup de ces endroits ou les ruines prennent beaucoup d'espace dans les paysages urbains. J'aime beaucoup la lumière sur la maison blanche.
carlo62 (54192) 2014-07-01 6:39
ieri sera ho visto di nuovo il film " il mio grosso grasso matrimonio greco" e ci sono rimasto male quando ho visto che non era stato girato in Grecia, ma in Canada.
Continuo a visitare la Grecia attraverso le foto del sito, come questa.
Bella composizione, anni di storia sdraiati sul prato.
dkmurphys (63761) 2014-07-01 7:48
This image reminds me of Rome where the ruins are plenty as in this place. Fine capture, well taken.
ikeharel (77301) 2014-07-01 7:57
Maybe I saw this ruins (from a diff. POV)in Danos's gallery, and the attention upon was becouse it's proximity to modern neighbourhood.
Anyway, a fine image about the ancient park in town, colors are enhanced by light and well saaturated.
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saxo042 (37966) 2014-07-01 8:08
All the antique remains here provide an interesting contrast to the modern buildings in the background. Pleasant and harmonic colours in this picture.
holmertz (58322) 2014-07-01 10:02
I find it fascinating to watch these stones that have been resting in this place for more than 2000 years. They look almost like waste carelessly thrown away, and yet they represent fragments of early European culture. This photo covers a long period of Roman and Greek history and you have captured this very well with a good combination of old and relatively new. I appreciate the two persons included and I love the warm tones of the late afternoon light.
jemaflor (102283) 2014-07-01 10:53
good pov on these ruins and the town, light is lovely to give an excellent result, tfs.
mjw364 (1466) 2014-07-01 12:06
Informative note. There is an obvious contrast here between the old and the new and I am always amazed that these things co-exist as they do in Greece. In the UK they would have probably sold the land with the ruins to the highest bidder and if not and it was left open like this, it would no doubt have been vandalised. Amazing.
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-01 16:28
Would I be correct in assuming the Gate of Athena Archegetis is just out of frame to the left? This backdrop of buildings looks mighty familiar. :)
A nice look at the open expanse in the foreground, once again utilizing those background colors and detail as a super compliment to the ruins. The one large, rustic orange bulb shaped remain looks like a giant Christmas ornament. :) Well timed and smart to have included the couple for scale and human presence. There's so much interesting detail and elements from side to side...unassuming, and yet very intriguing with rich history. A solid arrangement and display! enjoy the new day. All the best.
mesutilgim (97206) 2014-07-02 13:38
Hello dear Ourania,
This one from Athens is also very nice.
Taken with good pov and perfect layout.
Very good light management.
TFS and best regards
nikkitta (17068) 2014-07-02 13:53
Hola Ourania querida
Informative note to explain the front of the capture, in great contrast with the new one, plenty of terraces to admire where you are walking along
Must be quite an experience be in contact with some so old reminds of the far past
Pity your county is out of the Cup, penalties are only luck
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-07-07 5:49
I like very much these warm afternoon colors which make the whole picture so pleasant. Good choice of POv to show the area of Plaka with some ruins in the foreground. The presence of the people is discreet and not disturbing. Good framing and excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Silvio1953 (151717) 2014-07-07 6:05
Ciao Ourania, bella vista delle antiche rovine, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
serp2000 (45572) 2014-10-04 3:14
If you remember I have posted a photo of the same place too. We were here with Danos. Excellent technical quality, perfect DoF, marvelous winter colors.
Have a great WE!