Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was selected by the Organizing Committee of Olympic Games of Athens 2004 and the Ministry of Culture of Greece, in the midst of a great controversy, to redesign the Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA) with other important works. The objective was reflected in the design of both the identity and history of the modern Olympic Games as the Greek capital, aided by the technological and aesthetic principles. The architect explained that the project was his dream, to do something special and different from the headquarters buildings of the cities of the Games in the past, because Athens is the site of the beginning of the modern Olympic Games (1896) and Greece is the site where they were born and held in antiquity. The work bears the unmistakable imprint of its architect, as can be seen in the bridges, especially the use of the famous "combs" made with bows and tensors. Santiago Calatrava's project was conceived as a living work connected between each of the parties that compose it. Organic architecture is where the skeleton assumes great importance in the design and works as aesthetic elements and containers of life. By: Wikipedia
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HimalAnda (10649) 2014-04-05 0:35
The composition is very good, playing with the curves and the reflection on the water.
dip (23888) 2014-04-05 0:38
a very well known place to me,nice captured from a good point of view,
beautiful reflection and symmetry,amazing bright blue tones!
rbassin (22497) 2014-04-05 1:20
Une très belle composition d'architecture,
c'est bien présenté et bien cadré avec le mouvement de la structure partant de l'angle en haut à droite.
Très bel effet du reflet.
snunney (96721) 2014-04-05 1:25
The point of view is superb, offering an excellent diminishing perspective combined with an appealing symmetry. Light, colours and clarity are all first class.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-05 3:10
a fascinating structure this and when captured like this graceful and beautiful too. Love the enticing sweep and exquisite detailing in this gloriously executed image. Stunning!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-05 4:09
con un colpo di genio hai creato una composizione avvincente nella quale il bianco e l'azzurro si contendono lo spazio tra curve e altre forme geometriche in grande quantità.
Alla bellezza della composizione si unisce la nitidezza con la quale le forme emergono dallo schermo precise e nette a seguito dell'accuratezza della ripresa.
Brava, come sempre.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-05 4:54
ciekawa architektura,super kolorystyka i ladne odbidzie na wodzie,piekny kolor nieba nieco zachmurzonego,pozdrawiam
SWEETFREEDOM (24510) 2014-04-05 5:07
p.o.v. and reflections are great as well as the subject of this beautiful picture.
Sergiom (76276) 2014-04-05 5:33
J'aime beaucoup le côté graphique de cette composition. L'esthétique est très moderne et aérienne. J'aime le blanc qui vient contraster le bleu du ciel. J'aime aussi les reflets des nuages.
ourania (43556) 2014-04-05 6:46
what an interesting composition using a strong, curving perspective and mesmerizing reflections. Your work here is really original, difficult to envision for the people who walk under this structure or see it through a train window. The symmetry, the sharpness and the colours are wonderful. The structure and the environment look so light. I also like the glimpse of the city and Mt Hymettus in the background. You managed the light very effectively as always. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
carlo62 (45782) 2014-04-05 6:55
bellissima idea e splendida realizzazione, al primo sguardo mi sarei aspettato una divisione simmetrica della foto, ma la tua scelta è senza dubbio più originale e personale.
jhm (150742) 2014-04-05 7:25
Technical perfect taken, also high quality picture with these extraordinarily construction.
Also the reflections make these nice picture perfectly.
Lovely perspective and depth picture through your excellent choice of your angle.
Sharpness and clarity are extraordinarily lovely.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2014-04-05 7:59
This is a wonderful design of a building, I do recognize his mark, but as you say, I know him more for the bridges that for buildings. I really love that you have taken this under such vivid blue skies, and doubled up the wonder of it by having this excellent reflection. A beautiful vision, and an excellent note, thanks as always
photoray (13981) 2014-04-05 8:19
Attractive mirror view of the unique curving, flowing lines of this part of the OAKA. Certainly a new classical Greek architecture emerging and best wishes for centuries of historical futures.
Thanks for sharing,
dta (76519) 2014-04-05 8:46
Heelo Gosia ,
No need to read the note to recognize immediately a Calatrava work . A superb capture of tis remarkable structure , with fantastic reflections . The clouds in the blue sky add to the beauty .
papagolf21 (98590) 2014-04-05 9:46
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
Cet édifice change radicalement de l'architecture que l'on rencontre en Grèce.
Il faut reconnaître que les architectes ont fait très fort en réalisant ce complexe sportif.
Un cadrage réalisé avec beaucoup de soin.
Bravo pour cette réalisation.
pili51 (1851) 2014-04-05 10:15
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Your picture is high quality, also perfect of colours and composition.
A fascinating structure this and when captured like this graceful and beautiful too.
Beautiful reflection and symmetry,amazing bright blue tones.
Your work is absolutely perfect, also a good presentation, TFS.
Best regards, and have a great WE,
lousat (89134) 2014-04-05 10:38
Hi Gosia,great choice of point of view to show us this modern corner of Athens,beautiful reflections ond geometries in the best exposure and with the usual excellent quality,your pics are always a step ahead..ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (138998) 2014-04-05 10:43
Fantastique vue et image effet dans la courbe quel rendu cette architecture et ces reflets fantastique image et compo quel tons une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (40859) 2014-04-05 12:15
Witaj Gosia, very good photograph of this beautiful composition, with interesting structure and its reflection in the pond, beautifully captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
COSTANTINO (63675) 2014-04-05 22:48
Good morning dear friend
magnificent view of this modern construction
with the best artistic architectural details
your notes are very useful
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-05 22:59
Les réalisations de Calatrava sont étonnantes et donnent l'occasion aux photographes de réussir de très belles images graphiques, comme c'est le cas ici. Remarquable composition exploitant superbement le reflet et la belle lumière du moment.
ikeharel (69179) 2014-04-06 1:50
A superb effect of the mirrored strucyture and sky over the artificial pond.
Sharp details and good POV chosen, on an immaculate photojob.
have a nice new week,
brianmcc (6219) 2014-04-06 2:41
wow, what an amazing construction. you have composed this scene very well and framed the image perfectly to catch the viewer's eye. the blue sky and its reflection in the water combine well with the greys of the architecture to create a very appealing picture.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-04-06 3:34
Bylem tylko 1,5 dnia w Atenach,ale to miejsce zwiedzilem dwa razy:)mam bardzo podobne ujecie tej Agory,jednak bez tak efektownych odbic w wodzie,ktore tworza tutaj wyjatkowy,spokojny klimat ujecia.
Bardzo mi sie podoba tez kolorystyka-biala struktura Agory i blekit nieba daja wyrazisty kontrast.
amaryllis (36693) 2014-04-06 8:21
superbe réalisation de cette architecture moderne et le reflet dans l'eau, le cadrage avec l'arrondi est bien vu
Royaldevon (37563) 2014-04-06 10:50
I have seen this before in photographs but none better than this very well composed shot, which uses the curve of the building as a guide and the repeating, reflected arches of the structure as a curve within the curve. It is wonderfully eye-catching and quite impossible to ignore.
Excellent light control.
My warm regards,
jcpix (13908) 2014-04-06 19:57
What a wonderful composition, using the reflective waters to double the viewing pleasure! :) I think this may be the first time I've actually seen the Agora displayed in such a manner, the exterior view is just as intriguing and alluring as it's interior. The big sweeping curve is immediately recognized, but for me it's the repeating shapes that really catch my attention...looks like a giant Slinky toy. :) Bright, sharp and detailed. Very nicely done! Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
rychem (33967) 2014-04-06 22:12
To jest swietne i bardzo graficzne zdjecie, konstrukcja fantastyczna i doskonale ujeta, komplementy
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-04-06 23:46
Wonderful image of the lovely metal wave.Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness. TFS.
claudeD (37772) 2014-04-07 1:49
wonderful reflection picture from Greece. Excellent composition and light managment. Tge reflections in the water are really amazing.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mirosu (16031) 2014-04-07 2:16
You have posted an outstanding photo, excellent arrangement in superb light, beautiful reflections and very well balanced colors.
Very well done.
mesutilgim (93912) 2014-04-07 13:59
Amazing architectorial capture frm Athens.
Very good pov and perfect layout.
Nice framing and many interesting notes. Good TE job.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (111572) 2014-04-07 17:07
Lovely sweeping curves that lead the eye deep into the image with wonderful symmetrical reflections in the mirror like surface of the water, with the blue and white colors marching well and symbolic of Greece. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs!
abmdsudi (52377) 2014-04-08 22:41
Wonderful composition with amazing detail to this brilliant architectural shot, a fab place and what an absolute stunner - everyone's dream and its so absorbing view how the curvy repeated patterns smoothly recede and filling the backdrop. There's a good scale proportion too, colours are vivid and mouth watering contrast to blue sky, and the stunning water reflection clinches the shot superbly, Awesome luminous capture, Congrats.
boa (7327) 2014-04-11 10:26
very nice composition with a good depth. The curve create a good perspective, reflections and colors are both attractive. A well taken photograph!
Have a nice weekend/
macjake (66546) 2014-04-12 14:10
I think it was really important that you added in the trees and poles on the left, it gives a size/scale perspective that otherwise wouldn't be there.
love the curve, the reflections, the blues and whites.
nice shot my many reasons.
I'll be here in late May :)
Cricri (117237) 2014-04-14 4:51
Toute belle réalisation, extra dans le cadrage, les reflets, la lumière, le contraste du bleu et du gris, une architecture vraiment magnifique, super bien présenter
chrislo (4155) 2014-04-20 12:00
Excellent perspective of this impressive abstract structure. I recognized Calatrava straight away. Wonderful geometry, lines, curves and reflection. A great graphical capture.
ricardomattos (6499) 2014-04-21 11:10
WOW ! What a beauty of architecture, What reflections too! The best POV you choose.Beautiful with this amazing sky.
Waylim (25502) 2014-04-25 9:18
This is a beuatiful photo of the beautifully design architecture. Your composition and POV showcase it well with good depth and perspective. The water feature and the reflection makes it even more compelling compositionally. Good details and well managed light and colors.
npecanhuk (74442) 2014-04-26 12:34
Very interesting architectural details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov, contrasts and composition with those lovely reflections are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
mjw364 (838) 2014-05-01 1:49
First of all i love the colour palette with the blue and silver complementing each other. Next I love the symmetry of the reflection and the way you have composed the shot with the lines emerging from the upper right corner.
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-17 3:14
Amazing perspective and l like the reflection on the water.
The colours are fresh and beautiful.
Have a nice weekend
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-01-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-05 0:26