A night view of the Olympic Stadium of Athens, also know as "OAKA" or "Spyros Louis" stadium. It was inaugurated in 1982, and went through some major changes for the 2004 Olympic games. The most important change was the addition of the famous and controversial roof designed by Santiago Calatrava.
MORE INFO ABOUT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM FROM WIKIPEDIA:
" The Olympic Stadium (Greek: Ολυμπιακό Στάδιο), is a stadium that is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. It is also known as the Athens Olympic Stadium, and Spiridon "Spiros" Louis Stadium, named after the man to win the first (modern) Olympic marathon race in 1896.
Located in the area of Maroussi in Athens, it is the major Greek stadium and hosted the athletics events and the football (soccer) final at the 2004 Summer Olympics. It also hosted the opening ceremony on August 13, 2004, and the closing ceremony on August 29, 2004. The stadium's record attendance is 74,473 but it was configured to seat 72,000 during the Olympics, though only 56,700 seats were made publicly available for the track and field events and slightly more for the football final. The turf system consists of natural grass in modular containers which incorporate irrigation and drainage systems.
The stadium was originally designed in 1979 and built in 1980-1982. It was completed in time to host the 1982 European Championships in Athletics. It was inaugurated by the President of Greece, at the time, Konstantinos Karamanlis on 8 September 1982. It also hosted several events of the 1991 Mediterranean Games and the 1997 World Championships in Athletics, sought in order to prove that it was capable of hosting major sporting events after the failure of Athens to win the 1996 Summer Olympics. It was extensively renovated in time for the Olympics, including a controversial [clarification needed] roof designed by Santiago Calatrava that was added atop the sidelines. The roof was completed just in time for the opening of the Games, and the stadium was then officially re-opened on July 30, 2004.
The Olympic Stadium has been used at various times as a home ground by the three major football clubs of Athens, Olympiacos Piraeus, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens. Panathinaikos has been using the stadium regularly since 2005 for its matches. In the 2007-08 season, they returned to Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, their old home ground for the clubs centenary season. For the 2008-09 season, they will return to Athens Olympic Stadium until the new stadium, the Votanikos Arena, is built.
The stadium hosted the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final on May 23, 2007 between AC Milan and Liverpool FC, which was won 2-1 by AC Milan. This stadium also hosted the 1994 UEFA Champions League Final (which was also won by AC Milan), the 1983 European Cup Final as well as the 1987 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final. The stadium was used as a concert venue by performers such as Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones and Madonna. Madonna's concert touched the number of 75,637 viewers, something which makes the Sticky & Sweet Tour the most successful concert ever held in Greece. "
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jimmj63 (2230) 2009-06-01 5:09
a spectacular view with very good colors, good POV and lights. The mirror of the water is very good, very good the color effect of the trees.
Jeppo (17623) 2009-06-01 5:12
this shot really reminds me a starship.....and - being AC Milan Fan - it's a starship full of joy and triumphs!
excellent light management and good contrast between the white architecture and the blue hour....
guillaumejm (0) 2009-06-01 5:13
Wonderful night picture of a very esthetic monument. Modern & beautiful. reflects and texture effect on water is great too.
azizbilgili (2111) 2009-06-01 5:32
Wonderful night picture, good POV and lights.
leonorkuhn (16229) 2009-06-01 5:47
Very interesting night picture. I like the symmetry, the excellent light and the nice reflect.
dareco (17134) 2009-06-01 5:56
Very pretty architecture!! I love the reflection, and the detail and pov are excellent. TFS
macondo (17949) 2009-06-01 7:06
Very good night shot with excellent clarity and pleasing patterns made by the trees and architecture. You've made a lovely photo out of something as prosaic as a sports stadium. Good work with your tripod and slow shutter.
npecanhuk (53889) 2009-06-01 7:41
Magnificent pov and wonderful composition, with excellent exposure and resulting colors, lights and sharpness! The reflection is a highlight as well!
TFS - congratulations!
vasilpro (40192) 2009-06-01 8:05
Γεια σου Ηρακλή,
Όμορφη η σύνθεσή σου με το επίτευγμα του Καλατράβα, που πραγματικά είναι μια μοντέρνα αρχιτεκτονική κατασκευή που μοιάζει σαν να είναι φερμένη από άλλο πλανήτη. Πολύ καλή η αντανάκλαση, ο φωτισμός και τα χρώματα.
ophelcia (0) 2009-06-01 9:19
I love your reflections!
Well lighted, well seen and caught,
TopGeo (37994) 2009-06-01 9:35
Γειά σου Ηρακλή!
Δεν σε δυσκόλεψε που η ώρα ήταν μετά το ματσ? Πάντως μια καλή ανάκλαση και υπέροχη επιλογή του πλάνου έδωσαν την ενδιαφέρουσα αυτή άποψη! που και με την καλή σημείωση είναι μια άριστη καταγραφή του ΟΑΚΑ
atha2pan (3807) 2009-06-01 9:38
Ti na sxoliasei kanei eso?
Auto pou mou kanei entyposi einai oti para to neating (ypotheto) exeis toses leptomereies...
Bravo, na eisai kala Irakli
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-06-01 9:59
Khaire, Hercules -
Beautiful balance and framing, excellent exposure and great use of light and reflection.
Athens has definitely changed since I was last there (1972).
ALIRIZA (16419) 2009-06-01 10:24
Really a spectacular POV with very good colours and lights. An excellent mirror effect, wonderful reflections. Well done my dear friend...
All the best...
sacimar (25957) 2009-06-01 11:44
impresionante fotografia! me gusta mucho la composicion con el reflejo de los edificios en el agua, la nitidez es perfecta y la luz fantastica, muy buen trabajo!
ymrk (14929) 2009-06-01 12:37
Kalimerhaba File Mou!
Which is real?So very difficult taking a decision that moment!Attractive reflection,there are factors of surrealism...Specially,that reflex liking a mirror.
Take care Giritli,
gilou530 (34) 2009-06-01 12:59
une superbe vue de ce stade bien mis en valeur avec ces reflets qui font une symétrie parfaite, belle maitrise de l'expo
cfreire (11739) 2009-06-01 13:34
A spectular shot of this beautiful view well composed and captured. Wonderdul colors, lights and contrasts. Well done. Regards, Consuelo
azaf1 (15929) 2009-06-01 18:10
Panta evrimatikos stous titlous kai ta themata sou. Iperoxi antanaklasi kai panemorfes leptomeries
gneufeld (15870) 2009-06-01 18:18
Wow, an impressive night shot full of interesting shapes and details. Good clarity here in striking colors - nice reflection too. TFS. Gerald
coco (30433) 2009-06-02 6:57
Conozco muy bien este lugar.
La primera vez que visité Atenas fue para los juegos de 2004 y prácticamente a diario durante 20 días pasaba por aquí.
Sea como sea, sin hacer comentarios sobre la obra de Calatrava: la foto es impecable y ha resultado una gran foto nocturna.
Ta leme, file mou.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-06-02 7:09
A well executed shot that is nicely composed and exposed. The reflection really adds to this scene.
balatrek (7447) 2009-06-02 10:11
Veo que sigues en tu línea, me gusta esta foto, has logrado un efecto simétrico impresionante, el uso del trípode hizo que el resultado fuese perfecto, gran trabajo nocturno, te felicito.
PaulVDV (15017) 2009-06-02 10:29
Indeed it looks a little like a spaceship that has landed in Athens.
You write that the design of Calatrava for the roof is controversial. I didn't know that. The view on this stadium reminds me a bit at the pictures I've seen of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia despite the fact the constructions there are completely different and do have different objectives.
While you will find mostly pictures of 'older' buildings in my gallery, I certainly admire the architecture of Calatrava.
This picture is very well composed, has an excellent management of the light and shows the reflections very clear.
I also like the combination of blue, white and green.
Best regards, Paul
ifanik (21673) 2009-06-02 11:51
Zografises pali file moy
adramad (27550) 2009-06-03 7:27
Gran efecto cromatico el de esta foto, una moderna y bonita arquitectura, que resulta sumamente atractiva en la noche, con los bonitos reflejos en el agua. La calidad de la imagen excelente. Felicidades.
stelli (2991) 2009-06-07 11:49
Excellent title and marvelous picture! You know I have "a thing" with this area since I have worked for the "Games"!Excellent reflections and POV! Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
BurhanettinMasa (641) 2009-06-16 11:41
Really excellent colours and a fantastic reflection like a painting ...
svefay (800) 2011-07-15 23:58
nice building, great image...
where are you Hercules?
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68663)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 22 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Greek nights (part 2), A Walk in Athens [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-01 5:06
- Favorites: 2 [view]