Detail from one from the two fountains in George A' square in Patras
GEORGE A' SQUARE IN PATRAS
It was completed during the Capodistria government with the plan in which it was envoyed under the leader Stamatis Voulgaris in 1829. The plan saw the public of Patras from the beginning in which the city was destroyed during the battle of the Greek Revolution. The plain included the creation of the new city next to the old with grid and horizontal streets and new large squares. During that time, the square began as Dimokratias (Δημοκρατίας), it later changed to Kalamogdarti (Καλαμογδάρτη), Othonos (Όθωνος) after Otto I of Greece, Central Square (Κεντρική Kentriki), Thomopoulou (Θωμόπουλου) after Thomopoulos, Ethniki (Εθνική, literally the national Square), Palligenesias (Παλλιγενεσίας) and since 1863, Georgiou I. By the square features the Apollo Theatre, which was completed by Ernest Schiller, today, many of them are ordered in Italy. It was reconstructed several times and its last time was in 2006. In the square, Periklis Kalamogdartis had its first constitution of Greece and it was named after himself for a while.
After World War II and the Greek Civil War, many neo classical buildings do not exist mainly in the northeastern, the eastern and the southwestern sections. They have been replaced with eight to nine storey buildings in which were completed in the 1960s. Since the 1950s, the GR-8 and the GR-9 runs through the square in which are now secondary routes, its primary route is to the west and the superhighway and the perimeter since 2001 are further east. Traffic lights were installed in the 1960s in Korinthou at the southeast side and Maizonos at the northwest side.
In 2002, the square was renovated, tiles and fountains were renovated, another building in the northwest section was under construction and was completed by Fall of 2004, it features several shops and escalators, it resembles as an outdoor mall with shops. The section from Maizonos and Korinthou and Korinthou and Maizonos were closed in order to alleviate traffic congestion in which lasted for a couple of years. Traffic lights remain nowadays as pedestrian lights, one of the traffic lights at the older intersection remained, the other two were removed.
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ktanska (21509) 2008-02-25 3:00
Well framed night shot where the fountain and background building are in good balance. Spray coming out of the lion's mouth looks smooth and nice. I'm not so sure if those vertical sprays in front of the statue work that well.
qengji (376) 2008-02-25 3:30
you used another camera at this photo but the result is as beautiful as the other ones. The DOF and sharpness is great.
evanrizo (456) 2008-02-25 4:55
εκτός από τον πολύ καλό φωτισμό, καδράρισμα και σύνθεση, το πιο εντυπωσιακό είναι το εφέ που δημιουργεί το νερό που πε΄ταγεται από το στόμα της σφίγγας.
Vames (4356) 2008-02-25 5:14
γεια σου Νίκο, πολύ καλό σημείο με ωραίες φωτιστικές συνθήκες και χρώματα βγάζοντας μια πολύ καλή λήψη !
omixlistilimni (3299) 2008-02-25 9:28
Γεια σου Νίκο
Πολύ όμορφη νυχτερινή με πολύ καλό φως και χρώμα!!
stelli (2991) 2008-02-25 12:07
Excellent night shot with beautiful framing! I would love it if that lays thing was out but what can you do!!! :) Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
COSTANTINO (42744) 2008-02-26 4:43
Geia sou Niko,
omorfh nuxterinh apopsh ths omorfhs Patras,pou etoimazetai na upodextei kai to feteino karnavali,pe entona fwtistika effe,kai uperoxa agalmata pou anadeikieis uperoxa sthn foto sou ,
steliosk (4802) 2008-03-03 16:39
omorfh nyxterinh skhnh, an kai nomizw oti thn trabhkses me thn pentax kai oxi thn praktika, ektos an th trabhkses me th praktika kai oxi me ton tamron fako.
- Copyright: NICK IFANTIS (ifanik) (21673)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D, Tamron AF 18-250 1:3.5-6.3 IF MACRO
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): NIGHT, PATRA MY CITY [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-25 1:07