The velodrome, affectionately known as Calatravaki, the greek diminutive for Calatrava (Santiago Calatrava, the brilliant architect who designed it). It stands close to the much more massive and similar looking Calartava - designed roof of the Olympic Stadium.
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ares (0) 2005-10-03 20:49
Gorgeous, I like your point of view here. And the note is very amusing!
coco (30437) 2005-10-04 4:12
And hi again, Eleni.
Santiago Calatrava! In Valencia he make a very similar building to this one (all the complex is called the "city of the arts and the sciences").
But the important now is the photo. I remember the place and is really nice. Well, even I have one photo in the Olympic Complex and I remember this place as a great place (very nice at the evening).
You has captured his good architecture and a good light and colours. And is nice.
markpanos (1977) 2005-10-06 15:49
Afti ine mallon i pio elkistiki foto sou.
To POV ine ontos to idanikotero gia afto to ktirio.
Ta xromata ine apala kai alithina.
I compo aki to kopsimo,me ta skalia kai tis simees ine poli panoramiki kai dimourgi ena simio anaforas gia to megethos tou calatravaki mas.
Hasta siempre Eleni
nwoehnl (122) 2005-10-13 15:02
This is an elegant photo of this modern architecture, Eleni. The panoramic format is a good choice and enhances the focus on this unique stadium construction - from a distance it looks like a big butterfly that has landed on the outskirts of Athens :) I like how the stairs in front offer some lines that point towards the main subject. The colors and sharpness are good; I think you could try to increase the contrast a bit to accentuate the details. Nice add for your Olympics series.
Stepan (27210) 2005-10-28 15:04
A great perspective in a beautiful and sweet light... Good dof too. Stéphane
svo555 (1028) 2006-01-04 10:46
Very nice architecture!
The composition is great, good light from the right too.
nicklasa (151) 2009-01-27 12:38
Very nice photo of a very impressive structure!
Well done Eleni !
- Copyright: Eleni Drogari (LNE) (182)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Athens Olympics 2004
- Theme(s): Hail Calatrava! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-02 12:52
- Favorites: 1 [view]