That's a shoot from the area of Faliron.Here you can the famous Peace & Friendship Stadium.Further Information below.
GR:Το Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας είναι κλειστό γήπεδο και βρίσκεται στο Φάληρο του Πειραιά, απέναντι από το Στάδιο Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης. Έχει χωρητικότητα 14.905 και απέχει 10 χλμ από το κέντρο της Αθήνας. Αποτελεί έδρα της ομάδας μπάσκετ του Ολυμπιακού.Το ΣΕΦ κτίστηκε το 1985. Είναι το πλέον πολυ-λειτουργικό κλειστό γήπεδο στην Ελλάδα, καθώς εκτός από μπάσκετ μπορεί επίσης να φιλοξενήσει αγώνες στίβου, βόλεϊ, γυμναστικής, παγοδρομιών, super-cross και άλλων αθλημάτων, καθώς και ποικίλες διοργανώσεις όπως συναυλίες, συνέδρια και εκθέσεις. Το 1991 έλαβε το Χρυσό Βραβείο στον παγκόσμιο διαγωνισμό που διοργάνωσε το IAKS, για την λειτουργικότητα και την ποιότητά του. Το 2004 ανακατασκευάστηκε για να φιλοξενήσει τους αγώνες βόλεϊ των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων της Αθήνας.
ENG:The Stadio Eirinis kai Filias , known as S.E.F., is a multi-use indoor sports arena that is located in Faliro, Piraeus, Athens, Greece. It is the central venue of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex and is mostly known for being the long-time home court of the famous Euroleague basketball club Olympiacos Piraeus. In addition to basketball, its multi-purpose main arena is also able to host athletics, gymnastics, volleyball, handball, ice skating, concerts, conventions and exhibitions.The arena was built by Thymios Papagiannis and Associates and opened in the year 1985 and it has since hosted basketball events such as the final stage of the 1987 FIBA European Championship and the preliminary stages of the 1998 FIBA World Championship. In November 1991, the arena won the Golden Award architecture award from IAKS, the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities. It also hosted the indoor volleyball tournament during the 2004 Summer Olympics. Scorpions held their last concert in Greece at the stadium, on October 6, 2010 during their Get Your Sting And Blackout Tour.The arena needed to be renovated prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics and renovations for the Olympics commenced in April 2002, and were completed on June 30, 2004. The new upgraded and remodeled stadium was officially re-opened on August 11, 2004, shortly before the opening of the Olympic Games. Remodeling was done by an engineering firm in Athens known as Fasma ltd owned by some of the original design team of 1983. Project management of the low currents was coordinated by Dimitrios Routsolias. After the renovations were completed, the arena's seating capacity was reduced from the original 17,000 seats to 12,171 seats for the Olympics.This was due to numerous new features and upgrades being added to the arena, so the entire arena was not made available to the public.Olympiacos and Entente Orléanaise warm up before a Euroleague game at Peace and Friendship Stadium.Peace and Friendship Stadium SEF is the home court for the Greek League professional basketball club Olympiacos Piraeus B.C.
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jacquest (16360) 2012-05-18 4:18
The sky gives a special mood to this image and a recurrent pastel tone. The POV is interesting as it shows the surroundings with all those graffitis. The sharpness is very good.
krzychu30 (12605) 2012-05-18 7:57
you choose excellent perspective to present us this impressive stadium.It´s well-composed picture.Although I´m not a fan of graffiti,I must admit it suits just fine to this scene.Also this dominating pastel tone is captivating,as it brings kind of pleasant mood to this scene.
Have a nice evening
ciakgiak (30379) 2012-05-18 8:04
Bella ripresa dello stadio con una giusta angolazione, strani ma molto belli i colori, buona la luce, eccellente la qualità.
golus (2893) 2012-05-18 9:04
Great composition from an effective perspective. The parallel and vertical lines all over the picture increases the quality of perception. Th soft pastel color range is another nice aspect of this beautiful shot. Excellent work, thank you. Best wishes,
pajaran (41611) 2012-05-18 9:04
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o stadionu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na grafite i stadion, dobra kompzocija ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Grcka ima dobre klubove i sportiste.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting and good article about the stadium, with the given data ...
Nice view of the graffiti and the stadium, good kompzocija ...
Good shot, nice contrast and color display.
Greece has good teams and athletes.
A lovely afternoon and all the best for the weekend.
nikkitta (8885) 2012-05-18 13:19
Goog POV and perspective to best appreciated the the stadium and its surroundings
Like all those graffitis that give character at the place
Gretings and tfs
maria-v1981 (10416) 2012-05-18 14:38
Το στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας είναι από τα πιο παλιά και μεγάλα στάδια αν εξαιρέσουμε τους τοίχους που είναι γεμάτους γκραφιτή και τα καλώδια του τράμ, η αρχιτεκτονική του γηπέδου είναι υπέροχη.
Να έχεις ένα καλό Σ/Κ.
pierrefonds (50972) 2012-05-18 18:36
The trees are framing well the stadium. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the details and colors of the architecture of the stadium. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (31199) 2012-05-18 22:07
the name of this stadium is beautiful. I wish to all people would remember this meanings. This composition is impressively beautiful. The architecture and daily life scene are marvelous. Wonderfully captured this amazing place. Perfectly well done. Awesome photo job with excellent ability. The colors, sharpness, clarity, POV, DOF are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
COSTANTINO (44087) 2012-05-19 8:53
Γεια σου Χρήστο,
Μια ομορφη αποψη του σταδίου Ειρήνης και φιλίας,με
ομοφρα χρώματα και καλο POV,χαιρετισμούς,
και καλο σαβατοκυριακο,
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-19 11:43
You have chosen a nice POV to present this image. The stadium is captured with so many details. I am impressed with the soft colors and in fact, the gray sky goes well here. The atmosphere is peaceful and the name suits well. The graffiti add some colors and spice to the image.
aliabazari (10282) 2012-05-19 12:23
Choosing a good angle and the appropriate box combination has created an interesting and significant.
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-05-19 15:08
Good shot , congrat.
jmdias (48315) 2012-05-19 16:09
I liked the shapes and lines of this architecture. beautiful pov. the light and sharpness are nice here. TFS.
TopGeo (38080) 2012-05-20 1:22
Γειά σου Χρήστο! μια όμορφη φωτογραφία του επιβλητικού αυτού Σταδίου Μου αρέσει η σύνθεση και τα ελκυστικά σύννεφα,επίσης τα αρχιτεκτονικά στοιχεία είναι θαυμάσια, υπέροχα χρώματα γκράφιτι και το POV είναι εξαιρετική,
sacimar (25969) 2012-05-20 4:16
this is an interesting building, I like the point of view to show most of its facade, I like its architecture, well seen,
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-05-20 8:08
Beautiful environment that is well displayed
Congratulations and best wishes.
adramad (30865) 2012-05-20 11:55
A fantastic view, showing us so wonderful, this great stadium, very good note for introducing us to the image.
Good light and details.
I wish you a good start this week.
Miguel82 (14376) 2012-05-20 16:20
A very interesting shot of this stadium and nice wall paintings also
I like the pov from the street
Fine colors and good sharpness
papagolf21 (79518) 2012-05-21 0:15
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Le cadrage n'était pas facile pour présenter cet édifice, félicitations pour avoir su présenter avec talent ce stade.
Très bonne journée.
jhm (127907) 2012-05-21 3:01
Exactly a picture taken with a superwide lens, very well in width taken.
Chris, I see that your picture 180 kB use, but you can to 300 kB, this gives yet better result
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-21 8:24
a spectacular view with superb architectural details, the POV is attractive, the dramatic sky is effective, too. TFs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
ikeharel (43903) 2012-05-21 9:01
I had to think a lot about this photo, just becouse realizing the velvet tone that dominating the scene, is it naturally taken? Assuming it was, than you had caought a rare tone in the sky.
I do remember sights of this from 2004 olympic's, not much changed since, except for the graffiti now shown.
eldancer1 (20728) 2012-05-21 9:18
Looks like it's a great stadium, too bad about the graffiti though. But graffiti is all over the world even in Las Vegas who has a strict against them. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Zengi001 (2267) 2012-05-22 4:33
Nice usage of the evening light, and good point of wiev here. I liked the reddish color tones.
Nicou (105679) 2012-05-22 5:39
fantastique cpatage de ce stade sueprbe quelle forme en ovale ces courbe comme un immense promontoire, sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-05-22 11:24
From this perspective, the architecture of the stadium is spectacular. I see that graffiti proliferate. A well framed picture in a good light. Good sharpness also. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ourania (18532) 2012-05-22 11:43
πολύ καλή η οπτική γωνία και το καδράρισμα του Σταδίου Ειρήνης και Φιλίας. Παρουσιάζει πολύ όμορφα τη χάρη της αρχιτεκτονικής σύνθεσης με αυτό το κομψό τόξο. Οι διαδοχικές διαγώνιες γραμμές δημιουργούν ευχάριστη προοπτική και βάθος. Η ευκρίνεια είναι εξαιρετική, όπως και ο φωτισμός, τα χρώματα και η ήρεμη ατμόσφαιρα, που τη διακόπτουν τα πολύχρωμα γκράφιτι τα οποία καθορίζουν σε μεγάλο βαθμό την αισθητική του χώρου. Θαυμάσια, ρεαλιστική φωτογραφία. Μπράβο και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό βράδυ,
marcan44 (6223) 2012-05-22 13:13
bellissimo e interessante POV per questo celebre stadio.
Purtroppo devo notare come accade in Italia che i graffiti non mancano e qualche volta rovinano monumenti celebri.
Scatto eseguito a regola d'arte.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-05-23 6:54
Εικόνα ενός γηπέδου ποδοσφαίρου στο διάστημα για το επερχόμενο Ευρωπαϊκό Πρωτάθλημα. Ο πρώτος αγώνας θα παίξει την Πολωνία στην Ελλάδα. Σας ευχόμαστε ένα υπέροχο ποδόσφαιρο και να αφήσει την καλύτερη νίκη. Εξαιρετική ποιότητα φωτογραφιών.
Waylim (23310) 2012-05-23 12:58
A very nice shot of the stadium, there is that quiet atmosphere without the game, I can imagine the people filling up the stadiu. Even though the light is not ideal, but you manage a good shot with lovely colors and nice details all over, including those colorful graffiti.
williewhistler (9819) 2012-05-23 13:37
the soft pastel colours seem to be most appropriate for the iconic Stadium,I wonder where all the cars and people are...
baddori (19133) 2012-05-23 22:59
Grazie per la condivisione.
Opera e struttura imponente, sudore degli atleti e soldi dei cittadini.
serp2000 (33061) 2012-05-24 6:28
Good composition, excellent colour management, good contribution to the sport and olympic theme. How are you? Today Greece is one of the main news makers in the world. I'd like to know how you have seen this situation inside this country.
All the best wishes,
Graal (92118) 2012-05-24 10:58
an interesting construction of stadium. Good informations in note and photowork. Amazing warm hues. Well presentation.
Have a nice evening.
kato (9500) 2012-05-24 13:41
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition, so it's interesting and impressive to see indoor stadium with a novel design and it's circumference. It's impressive in many advertising signboards, too.
Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (21379) 2012-05-24 14:48
As you can imagine, we are very excited about the Olympic Games being in England. The Olympic flame has already been received from Greece and is now travelling the country before it reaches London. I have managed to get some tickets but they are very scarce ... or very expensive!
This is a fine view of the stadium and it looks very futuristic in its design. It is well positioned in the frame and contains excellent details. I like how your composition has created a strong, f/g triangle.
My warm regards,
lousat (64069) 2012-05-25 8:42
Hi Chris,excellent choice of point of view to take the stadium so well,i like the impresives details and the strange warm colors,very interesting history on the note too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
tedesse (23996) 2012-05-25 11:27
Excellent point of view and the perspective of showing the beauty of the stadium and its surroundings. Interesting colors and good sharpness.
Have a nice evening
francio64 (38254) 2012-05-25 12:18
buon POV che mette in ottima vista lo stadio, rendendolo protagonista della scena.
Ottimo anche il DOF.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-05-27 12:44
buona l'inquadratura sul grande stadio con la tonalità che rafforza i colori,
josepmarin (56471) 2012-05-30 3:43
this good framing fits totally the stadium into the visual angle, in a sharp image in which we can enjoy its elegant architecture and its nice shapes, under the special light of a cloudy day, with a good chromatic effect.
It is a beautiful work.
Schnappilic (9060) 2012-05-30 12:19
Lovely composition using the modern architecture of the stadium. I like the tones like in an old picture. TFS!
All the best,
clic (12465) 2012-06-01 15:21
Geia sou Chris
In Antiquity, Greek theaters and stadiums were constructed below hills that were used as terraces for the audiance and nowadays they sprout out of ground, being competitive with each-others for the more elaborate design and spectators capacity!
Attractive sports complex indeed!
ChrisJ (91200) 2012-06-02 12:16
A good high pov overlooking the stadium with a slightly discordant inclusion of the US style & origin street grafitti which looks strangely out of place in Greece, which practically invented the Olympics! Good sharpness & well composed using the rule of thirds. Tfs!
delpeoples (48576) 2012-06-03 18:52
Kalimera dear Chris
What a beautiful name for a stadium and you have achieved an excellent Point of View. It is a pity the grafitti in the foreground, although for your photo it adds alot of colour and interest. Thank you for bringing to us a rarely seen side of Greece, very different from the blue seas and ancient ruins. Excellent job.
claudeD (26916) 2012-06-04 10:33
Hello Chris ,
very interesting picture of that famous stadium showing much details. I like your composition and the perfect sharpness of your shot.Very good fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (45574) 2012-06-04 21:39
this scene captured my attention for a couple of reasons. love the architecture of the stadium, looks like a shell.
and its contrasted well with the grafitti walls giving it more of a rustic feel.
its a city of 2 worlds here.
danos (78040) 2012-06-04 22:46
Χρίστο γεια σου,
Όμορφη πανοραμική παρουσίαση του Σταδίου Ειρήνης και Φιλίας,με την ποιότητα της φωτογραφίας να είναι πολύ καλή.Το μόνο που με ενοχλεί κάπως, εμένα προσωπικά, είναι αυτή η κοκκινωπή απόχρωση που πλανάται σε όλο το σκηνικό.
bayno (18334) 2012-06-04 22:47
great POV to show this stadium, I really like the red tones of the image, good sharp and framing, very interesting note too, excellent work...
have a good day...
Fis2 (76922) 2012-06-05 1:04
Interesting building, curious condtruction.
Good POV and composition.
mvinagre (847) 2012-06-21 6:24
I liked the POV and lines of this architecture.
Good luck for tomorrow hope that Greece and Portugal qualify for the semi-finals and maybe meet again in the final.
Good Luck, F. Santos and Greece...
fabbs99 (11030) 2012-10-07 20:26
Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.The shot is simple but having excellent Sharpness and clarity The colors are deep and the details and the folds are excellently expressed.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (6995)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Ceremony, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: FinePix HS20EXR, 2.0 Gb Kingston SD, UV 17
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/150 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-18 3:24