I passed a couple of times from Ayia Irini square in Monastiraki, during my last stay in Athens. The first time the shops were open and I saw the neat window of a retail shop there. The next time the shops were closed and a mesmerizing graffiti comic was displayed at the same place.
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tenretin (1465) 2014-02-18 23:34
Open your eyes! this should be the motto of photographers. On this one it was you who opened my eyes to the right time. This is a colorful picture and not academic at all. It's nice.
carlo62 (23702) 2014-02-19 0:08
una bella foto, piena di tanti particolari e di molti colori.
Ma la composizione è la parte migliore, mi piacciono queste saracinesche dipinte con le persone che sembrano non farci neanche caso.
Una bella scena ben ripresa.
willperrett (5134) 2014-02-19 0:21
"Abre los ojos" (Open your Eyes) is an excellent Spanish film: I wonder if you know it? This is an excellent bit of street observation, vivid and effective. But the graffiti is also quite disturbing, with those scissors approaching the sleeping girl's head...
ikeharel (48330) 2014-02-19 0:40
Besides the magnificent painted facade of the shop, vivid in colors, a window shutters that i think it is - there is a good vibrant street scene. maybe a few steps backwards would give a wider view to comprehenad, but altogether a fine taken photo.
Well spotted and applied,
Nicou (111328) 2014-02-19 1:21
quellevue et scène sueprbe ces yeux fermés de la belle dame en dessin en doré sueprbe et ces personnage quelle animation et scène de rue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Subhogen (4037) 2014-02-19 1:24
Well spotted this colourful facade with a message, certainly a good photo opportunity which you have used very well. Very intriguing, it leads to so many unanswered questions! Fine street scene with vivid colours and lots of mystery we do not associate with a street under broad daylight. Well seen and taken, thanks for sharing.
lousat (68565) 2014-02-19 1:36
Ciao Ourania,una bella opportunità per una foto coloratissima,molto artistici questi murales dipinti sulle cler del negozio,ma anche un simbolo della crisi che ha costretto alla chiusura tantissimi negozi e mercati,sia in Grecia,sia in Italia,speriamo che le cose cambino velocemente! Buona giornata,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2014-02-19 4:44
A beautiful capture of this very artistic display, but despite its beauty I detect a darker message behind it. Open our to what? To the fact that our shops our closing? Our hospitals and schools and underfunded? Our elderly fear they will not be able to eat next week? Our people are choosing clothing or food but not both?
Sorry to go on a rant, but I think is a touching image that says a lot about what Europe has become. And when I say Europe, I mean the countries that have felt the brunt of recent years the most. Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy. ( I outright refuse to put them in the other order that news stations use).
I know this site is not for politically motivated comments, so I will stop there. But its good advice. Open our eyes. See what is happening all around us.
Thoughtful image Ourania, and its message displayed with wonderful light and color.
Sergiom (50600) 2014-02-19 5:29
Je constate que l'anglais fait partie de votre vie quotidienne. Ce triptyque est vraiment très beau.J'aime aussi l'activité de la rue par cette journée fraîche de janvier.
holmertz (34647) 2014-02-19 8:19
This is a bright and interesting street-view. I can't quite make out the third painting; a pair of scissors doing what? Maybe these are not great works of art but they make the street a lot more interesting, and the inclusion of a number of people makes the general view very lively. The colours, not only on the wall, are strong and vivid and I also like the good contrasts very much.
ciakgiak (30403) 2014-02-19 11:45
queste sono le immagini che amo molto, grafica e colori misti alla realtà!!!!
Ciao, Giorgio :)
mesutilgim (76776) 2014-02-19 12:27
Hello dear Ourania
Nice capture from Athens with perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (45522) 2014-02-19 12:50
Dobar tekst o mestu ...
Lep pogled na grafite ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto sa ljudim i grafiti, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
A good article on the place ...
Nice view on graffiti ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated place with people and graffiti, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best.
jcpix (9298) 2014-02-19 18:25
A thought provoking image you've captured, whether or not there's a significant meaning behind the artwork, it still makes you stop and think....and who knows, maybe that's all there is to it?? :) It's wide open to interpretation, right?
No matter the message, this is a wonderfully bright and vibrant display, and an overall delightful street scene in all of it's simplicity of surrounding. It's the gentleman walking, with that slight head turn and acknowledgment of your action that connects, making me feel as if I'm the photographer. It would have been easy to concentrate solely on the artwork, but your senses to include more have greatly increased the appeal. Bravo! Enjoy the day ahead. All the best.
RhodieIke (11039) 2014-02-19 23:58
Wonderful colours and well managed light in this scene.
The guys add a lot to the image, I love the expression and hand gestures of the guy on the Bg, left. Well spotted.
mcmtanyel (8209) 2014-02-20 13:49
Excellent timing, Ounaria. I like the position of the young man entering the frame. There is enough activity around the cartoon to add interest but all well placed not to distract. The colors are lovely, too.
abmdsudi (36320) 2014-02-20 19:10
Exciting art work hard to miss and wall with messages! so well spotted, and correct choice leaving everything in as shown that's how it should be photographed as found. Good title too, an expression of how you saw something, i especially love the vibrancy in colours influential to any passersby with lively people presence. Excellent candid street shot, Congrats
mirosu (10942) 2014-02-20 19:23
This is an excellent photo. You have captured the paintings from very good view angle. The light, colors and all details are superb. I like the walking man facing to your camera. He adds nice life to the scene.
Very well done.
krzychu30 (14986) 2014-02-21 1:11
street art snd graffiti often animate and make the urban space more interesting to us.Here you were able to combine it with commong daily-life aspect.The placing of the people in the frame as well as their different acting is just great and complement the whole scene.
It´s exactly the kind of photography I like so much.
Wish You a nice weekend ahead
Silvio1953 (111078) 2014-02-21 10:47
Ciao Ourania, triste vedere le serrande abbassate, anche se decorate artisticamente, bel messaggio, foto nitida e tecnicamente ben eseguita, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
Cricri (96993) 2014-02-23 8:25
Belle idée de ces graffitis sur les volets, cela donne de la gaieté et c'est plutôt joli a regarder dans cette rue animées
Schnappilic (9682) 2014-02-23 11:32
Superb daily life scene. Very honest. Nice work!
Gigidusud (12193) 2014-02-25 10:59
Una scena di strada ben catturata con splendidi murales colorati in sfondo. Complimenti!
Un caro saluto per te e famiglia.
CLODO (27680) 2014-02-26 8:02
a nice place withthis graffiti, and you waited for some persons to give life to this street scene.
nikkitta (11142) 2014-02-26 9:21
Hola Ourania querida
What a street scane with the very goood interesting grafiti at the back ( added it at the theme Grafitti, hope you don t mind )
Ypu follow Open your eyes and took a well composed scene with the smoking man es a goog witness
Well done, congrats
npecanhuk (59020) 2014-03-01 11:21
Very attractive street photograph!
I love all those colors! Nice idea to have those paintings over there!
Sharpness, exposure and composition also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
subhendu_bagchi (24381) 2014-03-03 2:17
wow! This is a nice one. Love the humour in it, like how it presented with those male persons waiting at left and one is walking by the graphitty. Great picture quality. Nice colour tone and fine depth. Superb composition, really enjoyable.
Tfs & Namaste.
adores (32694) 2014-03-17 17:27
Well seen! I like graffiti and this one is very nice and colourful and you captured it very well when the shop was closed. Good composition with the man passing.
- Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) (22744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Graffiti [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-18 23:11