This is a view to Athens from the Acropolis.
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC in later centuries on the rest of the then known European continent. Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2008, Athens was ranked the world's 32nd richest city by purchasing power and the 25th most expensive in a UBS study.
The city of Athens has a population of 655,780 within its administrative limits and a land area of 39 km2.
The urban area of Athens (Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus) extends beyond the administrative municipal city limits, with a population of 3,074,160, over an area of 412 km2.
According to Eurostat, the Athens Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) is the 7th most populous LUZ in the European Union (the 4th most populous capital city of the EU) with a population of 4,013,368 (in 2004). Athens is also the southernmost capital on the European mainland.
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments.
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jhm (155410) 2012-11-07 4:01
Truly a wondeful panoramic view about this part of the city.
Very well depth and perspective image.
Pleasant lightmanagement, nice colors and sharpness.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (83003) 2012-11-07 5:03
J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue sur la belle ville d'Athènes. J'aime la grande netteté sur toute la plage de profondeur de l'ensemble. Les couleurs sont bien saturées.
dta (79525) 2012-11-07 5:09
Hello Serghei ,
A beautiful panorama , indeed . I like the contrast between white buildings and the green vegetation . The attractive red roofs and churches , too . The sky is splendid .
Oceania (5202) 2012-11-07 5:31
I was there, seriously, Oct 22, 2012, to be exact.
I'm glad see it again from your wonderful picture.
Noel_Byrne (32138) 2012-11-07 5:51
That is an incredible view, giving us both a great sense of the size of the city, as well as the wonderful detail of the buildings themselves. The central dome is a great idea to focus on and the rocks in the foreground make a great frame. Thanks for sharing
holmertz (55091) 2012-11-07 8:15
A truly impressive viw, perfectly exposed and perfectly sharp. It is certainly a postcard, but a very interesting one. The clouds are among the many fine details of this picture.
I fear that Athens is no longer the 32nd richest city as half of the population have either lost their jobs or had their salaries radically lowered.
cornejo (43919) 2012-11-07 10:27
Hello Serghei, excellent picture with very good pov, this interesting composition with this lovely view over the city. Very well composed and technically very well done, with clarity, depth, good light and good color. Lovely image my friend, my congratulations on the excellent trabajo.Tfs.
Good night and happy week from Jerez.
Best regards and best wishes.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-11-07 10:50
An original and interesting idea for showing Athens.
An incredible view of buildings, which becomes a very clean and nice composition. I like this view .
rychem (38295) 2012-11-07 10:56
Beautiful panorama of a city with hills in the BG, great DOF, perfect lighting and sharpness
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-11-07 14:32
Athens seems to be so beautifully located at many hills,from which we can enjoy many unforgettable views.Like this one.The scene is beautiful not only because of such lovely architecture it presents,but also thanks to very good light and clarity making possible to admire so many details.Great work!
Cricri (121365) 2012-11-07 23:40
Belle vue panoramique de la ville, la netteté et la profondeur, une belle lumière et d'agréable couleurs, une image que je verrais bien en carte postale, très jolie
siamesa (28123) 2012-11-07 23:44
Bom dia Serghei
I will be there, of course, in fact, me and everybody, I believe. Perfect capture and a marvelous city.
Hansaphotos (8257) 2012-11-08 1:02
You found a great high POV to show us this beautiful view from the Greek capital. The foreground cluster of houses really stands out well surrounded by the greenery. Very good sharpness and clarity. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
gus72 (3719) 2012-11-08 21:21
Hi Serghei !!
Thanks to your photo I now have an idea on how the city look like..... to me this is nicer than another view of the important monuments.
there are a couple of majestic buildings here and then in the background I see the outer suburbs on the hills.
Very nice view and perfectly captured.
Have a nice week end.
danos (99950) 2012-11-09 2:02
panoramic the view of this section of Athens from Pnyka of Acropolis.I like the sharpness as the clarity of the image with the Observatory of Athens to dominating the place.
ikeharel (73561) 2012-11-09 8:19
Good evening Serghei,
Fantastic view over town, with many small houses in shining white on far side, and in contrast, a view on monuments filled this city.
Inspite of partly cloudy sky's, managed a fairly good light on image.
macjake (69877) 2012-11-09 22:51
now this is classic Athens!
you couldn't have asked for a better day than on this day!
just look at all those homes scattered about in the far distance, and they are almost all white.
lovely scenery with plenty of depth and cloud coverage.
jemaflor (99191) 2012-11-11 0:29
Nice view from this pov with two focal points with churchs, good light and depth with this fg in the bottom.
s_lush (16486) 2012-11-11 8:23
Очень красочная и красивая почтовая открытка получилась. Ближний и средний планы вообще замечательные. На заднем плане белые стены побеждают красные крыши. Но благодаря холмистой местности и зеленой растительности, получился отличный городской пейзаж. Здорово смотрится!
COSTANTINO (66643) 2012-11-12 21:50
no more comments for this shot
amazing postcard with grest lightness
showing the beauty of this city
josepmarin (58359) 2012-11-19 12:03
the sight over the city is fantastic, you have caught it impeccably from a high POV very effective.
I like the depth of the image, its great sharpness, the nice chromatic contrast, the good luminosity, and the beauty of the clouds in a very aesthetic sky.
jcpix (13930) 2012-12-08 13:48
Another great urban view of Athens. Normally the focal point being right in the middle of the frame isn't as appealing, but this one definitely works well. The bit of red rooftops against the green from the trees is wonderful contrast. Love the composition and clarity. Great photo!
kato (11630) 2012-12-15 1:13
You're capturing well Athens from the Acropolis by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the whole aspect of a city. It stands on the hill and there are many crowded houses and buildings with white wall. And, the greenery in this side draws out a good impact in this image.