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I spent the Christmas holidays in Athens but only went downtown once to meet a friend in front of the metro station "Monastiraki". I went about twenty minutes earlier to have a look around. At first, I stood by a kiosk and very timidly took my camera out and tried to orient myself and grasp the flow of people all over the square. I had in mind Abmdsudi's remarks, experiences and advice about street photography (I'm grateful!) and realised how fascinating it was to try to grasp and predict the movement of people and the evolution of scenes.
This is the first of the very few pictures from that brief "session" I'd like to share with you.

Monastiraki is an old and very interesting neighbourhood at the centre of Athens, part of the beautiful quarter called Plaka. Monastiraki means "little monastery", the name came from an antique church nearby.
On the right is the building of the train and metro station, one of the busiest in town. The train station was inaugurated in 1895 and the metro station in 2003. In the backround lies the old mosque built in 1759, a folk art museum since 1924. Further back, between the two buildings, there's part of the walls surrounding the Acropolis.

Thank you for visiting, a lovely week to all

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