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I had only a few seconds and one chance to capture an image at this part of Ermou Street in the centre of Athens since my friends had already moved ahead (in the opposite direction) and were waiting for me again. I had observed the long shadows gliding behind the passers by and tried a shot. The colours were pale but ok, the glowing sky made me opt for a monochrome presentation, I accidentaly came up with this tint and decided to keep it. After the monochrome treatment the people directly touched by the light seemed to wear halos:)

From Wikipedia:

Ermou Street
(Greek: Οδός Ερμού, Odos Ermou, "Hermes Street"), is a one and a half kilometer-long road in central Athens, Greece, connecting Kerameikos archaeological site with the Syntagma Square through Monastiraki, Psiri and Thiseio. [...]
It consists of three sections: The east (from Filellinon Street to Aiolou Street, app. 700m long) which is a pedestrian zone and the city's best-known and busiest shopping street.

The Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea
(Greek: Εκκλησία της Παναγίας Καπνικαρέας) or just Kapnikarea (Greek: Καπνικαρέα) is a Greek Orthodox church and one of the oldest churches in Athens.
It is estimated that the church was built some time in the 11th century, perhaps around 1050. As it was common with the early Christian churches, this was built over an ancient Greek pagan temple dedicated to the worship of a goddess, possibly Athena or Demeter.

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