93 Neoclassical buildings,banks and shops were burnt,40tons of marbles dropped and 76 citizens were injured from the marbles,stones and from the dropping bombs (Molotov cocktail).
You can see here and here scenes from the exterior and the interior of the building.
Anti-government demonstrators turned the square in front of the Greek parliament building in Athens into a a war zone on Sunday night as politicians debated the controversial austerity plan aimed at averting a sovereign default.
The ballot – widely seen as the most important in modern Greek history – ignited fury as violence erupted outside the parliament where protesters had assembled, while inside, MPs engaged in fierce debate over the draconian measures demanded in return for international aid.
Protesters wearing black masks fought running battles with police while others held banners saying "Popular uprising!", "It's us or them!" and "Don't gamble away all we have achieved".
More than 5,000 police officers were dispatched to the capital with units being brought in from the countryside in anticipation of clashes that broke out within an hour of demonstrators gathering.
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erhan1958 (15661) 2012-02-13 23:30
Hopefully, the economic hardships at the ends,
like a documentary photo
pajaran (59129) 2012-02-13 23:36
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Pratim na vestima situaciju u vasoj zemlji, veliki problemi i nastala steta, nadam se da ce vasa vlada naci resenje i izaci iz problema ...
Supruga ima rodjaku koja je udata za Grka, zivi u Atini.
Dobar snimak kojim ste pokazali nacinjenu stetu.
Kod nas i dalje Sibirska zima, vanredna situacija i pada sneg.
Good text with the given data ...
I follow the news on the situation in your country, major problems and damages, I hope that your government will find a solution and leave the problem ...
My wife has a cousin who is married to Greeks living in Athens.
A good video that you showed the damage.
With us still Siberian winter, emergency situation and it's snowing.
All the best.
BennyV (16393) 2012-02-13 23:39
Silence after the rage,
and maybe second thoughts.
Not about the causes for the rage,
the widening gap between rich and poor
& the growing horror vacuum in between,
but about beauty defaced
(and I'm NOT referring to the shops)
Keep faith. We're just as helpless, but we support.
The plasticky smile of the model is fake.
geoant68 (331) 2012-02-13 23:44
εντυπωσιακό φωτορεπορτάζ από ένα από τα καμμένα κτήρια της Αθήνας με το σωρό των μπάζων να δεσπόζουν στο σκηνικό στο κάτω μέρος της βιτρίνας που ακόμα βρίσκεται στη θέση της..Ανατριχιαστικό το στιγμιότυπό σου από την καταστροφή της Αθήνας.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-02-14 0:04
Une triste image-reportage de ces évènements en Grèce. On peut déplorer les dégâts mais on comprend facilement la colère du peuple grec. Le smile vert est surtout une marque de soutien à tous les humbles habitants de ce beau pays.
kordinator (20461) 2012-02-14 0:28
Nice to live in a peaceful country without demonstrations and riots.
But what the world is turned upside down.
Excellent documentary photography with a motif that shows you the state and the beautiful backdrop and a beautiful poster.
Good luck my friend
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-02-14 0:32
Hello Danos - I follow the happenings in Greece with much interest and feel for the people whose lives are in uproar due to the political and economical strife. Your picture is a strong reminder of what happens in society when the 'ordinary' man feels angry and helpless. Hold fast ans stay strong. Warm regards Rosemary
jimkil (1706) 2012-02-14 0:37
Shame to hear these stories from Greece and the dire straits of the other European countries, the normal average person paying for the incompetence of others I suppose. No light at the end of tunnel for now - I hope your country pulls from the brink.
Very good photojournalism here despite the story.
cavli (1876) 2012-02-14 0:38
So sad to see so Athens like this. Very hard times for economics.
will find a solution and leave the problem...
Happy St Valentines'day..
CLODO (33864) 2012-02-14 0:54
Only the advertissements continue to smile while the country is upset by the governement decision.
ikeharel (69285) 2012-02-14 1:09
As I follow the turbulent financial situation in Europe, and Greece as a part of it, situation looks as it is not an easy task to find a solution that will give all sides a satisfactory result. Yet, people protest, and you managed well to document this - but at the end, the burdon of restructuring the economy will be on the common people. Unfotunately, this is a gloom future, and my hopes for an easier one.
papagolf21 (98770) 2012-02-14 1:25
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Nous ne pleurons pas, parce que nous sommes tristes. Nous sommes tristes parce que nous pleurons.
Nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous.
Une image qui fera date !
ChrisJ (111706) 2012-02-14 1:41
A sad comment on the current troubles in Greece & more subtle statement on the throwaway consumer society and capitalism judging from the expensive designer clothes in the bg billboard. The arson is unsettling & clearly visible. Australia is a good choice for disenchanted Greeks who have had enough & want to get out. Canada & the US are also options. Tfs!
bayno (18344) 2012-02-14 2:15
Bravo Danos ... I will not comment this excellent repoartage ... I'm with the people and against the bankers and politicians...although against blind violence I should have much to say...
patdeph (35748) 2012-02-14 3:55
very sad picture for a very sad situation.I hope with all my heart there is a solution.
cornejo (40933) 2012-02-14 4:12
Γεια σας Δανός, πολύ καλή εικόνα για να δείξει το αποτέλεσμα της οργής των αδυνάτων που πληρώνουν πάντα τις συνέπειες της πολιτικής της κακοδιαχείρισης, πολύ καλή τεχνική, με ευκρίνεια και φυσικό χρώμα. Καλή καλή δουλειά, συγχαρητήρια φίλε μου. Καλό απόγευμα και ευτυχισμένη εβδομάδα. TFS.
Τις καλύτερες ευχές μου.
Hello Danos, very good picture to show the result of the wrath of the weak who always pay the consequences of political mismanagement, very good technically, with sharpness and natural color. Good job well done, congratulations my friend. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-14 4:38
These posters saved from the fury, are astonishing in this context of desolation. An interesting picture, about a hot news to say the least. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (95543) 2012-02-14 5:15
Good frame and colors.
Excellent reportorial work.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-02-14 5:42
Ola Danos ,
É a crise na europa e Portugal também ainda não chegou a este ponto , bem triste o que se passa na Grécia , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-02-14 6:34
A very good documentary of what was left out of a riot. The building was torn apart but the posters looks intact from here. Nicely metered exposure in fine details.
Thanks and kind regards,
TopGeo (38216) 2012-02-14 7:24
Γειά σου Δάνο! Τα αυθεντικά νεοκλασικά που κτίσανε προπάτωρές μας και που παρόμοια αντίγραφα ίσως κοσμούν όλο τον κόσμο δεν υπάρχουν πιά! Αύριο ίσως και εμείς, αλλά δεν ξέραμε τί κρύβονται πίσω από τα ψεύτικα λόγια και τα παγωμένα χαμόγελα. Η μαυρίλα του καπνού και της τέφρας δεν μας αρμόζει, δικαιούμαστε πολλά περισσότερα, ίσως και το άριστα 10 που πάει να κρυφτεί λίγο μπροστά! Καλή η ιδέα σου!
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-02-14 8:47
I's a very sad what hapend in your country. I hope they will find good solutions for all of you to stop the riot, because other wise will be more demage, more losts. I hope soon will find some solution for this problem. Will be OK! I hope. Wonderful documentary photo. Pefectly well done.
Regards and have a nice peacefull afternoon,
dkmurphys (57073) 2012-02-14 8:49
Sorry to see this disaster. Everyone suffered from this anarchy...on the other hand, who the hell are those financial organizations to dictate the order and our life style?
Have a calm evening.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-14 9:47
an effective photo with graphic details and informative note...
I hope the crisis will soon be solved...the economic situation here is very difficult, too.....
Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
sacimar (26205) 2012-02-14 12:09
I saw it in the news, it's a difficult situation in Greece and other european countries, I hope things change soon, good photo report of that events,
vasilpro (41271) 2012-02-14 12:25
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Θλιβερός ο απολογισμός της καταστροφής, αλλά μέσα από τα αποκαΐδια να που βρήκες μια πολύ όμορφη εικόνα για να περιγράψεις με χρώματα ότι η ελπίδα δεν πέθανε ακόμα, εξαιρετική!!
Ας ελπίσουμε για κάτι καλύτερο, Βασίλης.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-14 13:15
سلام دوست من
تبریک روز ع...
جالب با مفهوم بالا
اگر قسمتی خراب شده ولی باز با آن عکسها نشان
دادی ک ه هنوز هم می تواند پا بر جا شود عالی
raszid62 (18515) 2012-02-14 14:13
Μεγάλη φωτογραφία, ένα είδος ρεπορτάζ. Όμορφοι άνθρωποι όμορφα ρούχα, οι αφίσες στον τοίχο και τη χωματερή τοίχο, χωματερή που χρησιμοποιείτο και σπασμένα πράγματα. Προστέθηκε λάμψη του φωτός τη νύχτα. Μια πολύ επιτυχημένη φωτογραφία.
pierrefonds (64848) 2012-02-14 15:49
The point of view is showing the remains of the fire. The pictures of the models are contrasting with the remains. The low light does not hurt to much the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
axiotea (21651) 2012-02-14 22:43
Geia sou Danos
A sad photo reportage which indicates very well the dramatic situation in Greece...While the poorest people are suffering, the politicians are not changing their life style!!!!
The entire world is under a big chaos!
In your picture, what a contrast between the smiling mannequins and the hard reality of the street!!
Nard (6972) 2012-02-15 2:10
Sad situation and understandable anger against a politic which becomes crazy.
Good report picture.
siamesa (28117) 2012-02-15 4:07
Bom dia Danos
I'm really sad with this situation in your country. Greece has a special beauty and a milenar culture that, surely, should be preserved.
Take care friend.
josepmarin (58343) 2012-02-15 4:19
This image, and those of the WS, show us with all its dramatic quality and its crudeness the rage of the Greek people against a few governing villains and a few implacable speculators who have led your country to the ruin.
The photo is a great photojournalistic work, and reflects the bad times that Europe suffers, and Greece especially.
All my solidarity with all the fantastic Greek people.
Cricri (117365) 2012-02-15 5:40
C'est très triste de ce qui se passe dans votre pays, j'espère de tout coeur qu'une solution va arriver et le calme ainsi retrouver.....
Une image reportage avec les deux WS qui en dit long sur les événements catastrophique qui se passe en Grèce
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-02-15 5:51
Τι μπορούμε να πούμε για αυτές τις εικόνες, τα λογια είναι πολύ λίγα και φτωχά. Το χάος και η αναρχία επικρατει σε όλη την Ελλάδα. Τετοίες εικόνες μας θυμίζουν ότι πλέον έχουμε φτάσει στο πάτο.
orme (7219) 2012-02-15 6:23
A terrible situation, but good photojournalism. Well seen and framed.
The happy smiling faces on the posters are in stark contrast to the reality surrounding them.
mkamionka (35608) 2012-02-15 7:54
I am so sory to hear about the drama which your country is facing. Sad to hear about the damage but also sad to hear about the social problems which many poor people may face due to introduced changes.
I appreciate your fresh reportage from this dramatic events.
I hope a new solution will present itself soon,
diomed (13926) 2012-02-15 9:47
an very impressive image, a real reportage from the dramatic situation actually in Greece. Everybody in Italy is sad for it and we hope it'll come soon better times for our beloved Greece.
bertolucci (13362) 2012-02-15 11:32
Very strong and evocative documentary work here. The contrast is very well chosen. And it breaks my heart again realizing the way Greece is suffering. I hope that in the societal discourse a middle ground of sustainable reform will be discovered.
Strength and courage my friend!
aliabazari (16154) 2012-02-16 1:08
I love this picture. The day is ruined if it was destroyed is beautiful and will rebuild it again. Thank you for sharing my friend
mauro61 (52855) 2012-02-16 6:03
immagine di reportage ottimamente riportata unita alla tua ottima nota.
Non basta lo stato di malessere però a giustificare i tanti danni fatti specialmente ad Atene.
Un brutto segnale che sta dilagando in Europa.
Bravo e buona serata
clic (16841) 2012-02-16 6:07
Geia sou Danos and thanks for your visit.
This is a high-fidelity report about the deep affliction breaking on your lovely country and may peace, represented here by the advertizing posters, take over soon.
gildasjan (43442) 2012-02-16 6:57
Quel contraste laissé par cette affiche publicitaire et les gravas provoqués par ces engins incendiaires.J'espère toutefois une bonne issue à tous vos problèmes.Nous vivons dans un monde dangereux.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2012-02-16 12:54
things2 are not going well there.
Unfortunately the world is collapsing....
All the best
kato (11630) 2012-02-16 14:04
I will become a complicated thought when this photograph is seen. After being inaugurated as an opposite axis to the U.S., long years leave the European Community. Many countries participate and it forms the 1 large economic bloc. It seems to be many test sites, such as integration of single currency, free movement within the area and the economic bloc, etc. It seems that the physiographic situation which is a land continuation also serves as a backdrop. That long history, tradition and wisdom have rooted deeply should also respect. Our country has also learned much systems and technology from Europe in modernization. However, the European Community differs in a situation from an island country like our country. Although the present world seems to run towards the global standard, I think that the independency of a local community and a race is also important by one side. I read because the situation of Greece is grasped by the newspaper report even in Japan. Although I can do only an amateur's view, I expect that the whereabouts of future Europe will progress in the good direction from my distant area. The last thinks that Greek people's judgment is entrusted by it.
jmdias (62965) 2012-02-16 15:44
we have to think about your composition under two sides. The first one is about art, and it is marvelous, the contrast of the happiness of the models and the ruins bellow them are stunning.
The second side of your compo tell us about history and then your image is a terrible register of the bad moment your country is crossing. I am a man who loves your country and I wish you and your people and land better days soon as possible.
Vasa (515) 2012-02-16 16:49
Your documentary witness and you are not happy photographer here. But, I am optimist for dear Greece. All friendship from Belgrade.
PS. Nice occasion to tell you the Greece was only NATO country which is not bombarded Serbia end Montenegro. We will never forget that, my friend.
Ninello52 (7576) 2012-02-17 7:01
A photo "emblematic" of the difficult current situation that is your Greece! A strong contrast between the smiling photos of the models and the destruction that's around! Bravo to highlight this intense image with this difficult time that we all hope you can finish first!
Best regards and good weekend! Nino.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-17 9:03
Very nice photo but the story behind it is very sad. I hope your country will survive. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (95421) 2012-02-17 9:58
Good report about protests in your country, interesting contrast between broken objects and the smile of these ladies, well managed, good light.
mvdisco (17794) 2012-02-17 10:52
Beautiful journalistic presentation of the drama in the street of Athène,
Excellent details and note of the sujet.
I understand the people of Grece..
mesutilgim (94024) 2012-02-17 23:23
Hello dear Danos,
We follow this with great sorrow here.
Your capture shows the pure reality in perfect way !
A capture with great symbolism.
TFS and have a nice weekend
annjackman (21813) 2012-02-18 6:09
Your photojournalistic photo and note explain very well what is happening in Greece. A very difficult time indeed and I do hope that there is an end in sight for you all. Your photo is visually strong and well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
Didi (60586) 2012-02-18 10:38
The foreground is a little bit buzy; you should frame more closer.
But from your note I understood the real reason of your subject.
It's a terrible situation.
macjake (66648) 2012-02-18 11:50
wow...what can i say?
sometimes saying less is saying more!
hope you're safe and try to enjoy your weekend
nikkitta (17066) 2012-02-18 12:07
Decisive moments, documentary capture, street scene of the tough times your ( and some others) countries are going through, like Argentina from time to time
Hope, be sure you will manage it for the best
Like the contrast in your capture of the smiling girls from sure not taken nowadays
Greetings and TFS
siolaw (38292) 2012-02-20 8:45
Geia sou Danos
I see only depressing stories from Greece and that makes me very sad... The contrast between the destruction in the FG and the neat model pictures is striking.
Hope things get better soon
delpeoples (57266) 2012-02-22 0:39
Kalimera dear Danos
When I first saw this photo without reading your note, I thought "this place looks like a bomb has hit it"> And then I am sad to read that this in fact true. How terrible. Your photo is not pretty, but is necessary and an excellent example of reportage. I hope the situation in Greece calms down.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-02-29 9:59
Hello Dear Danos!
This is really happening in Greece, it is a very difficult moment for the overwhelming part of the population. This problem is not only unique to your country. In our country also a similar situation arrived and we experienced a very difficult moment in the 1980’s. Violence is never a good choice but the people are enraged and upset. We all have to take a part in this problem to resolve this crisis. The photo is a very realistic representation of what could arrive in any country. Let us hope that the situation will not get any more helplessly serious and violent.
With my best regards,
Please try to have very productive days ahead, Danos
yeln (11516) 2012-03-20 15:25
prava dokumentarna fotografija, ki je dobra, ker veliko pokaže in veliko tudi skrije.
lepo dokumentarno delo z dobro ostrino in svetlobo.
fritzi007 (10411) 2012-03-29 10:27
Griechenland geht harten Zeiten entgegen, auch bei uns gibt es hohe Sparmaßnahmen, die Politiker sind an Allem schuld.
Wahrscheinlich wäre es gut, die Strafen für Finanzvergehen stark zu erhöhen, aber das lässt die Politik nicht zu!
Wünsch dir aber trotzdem einen schönen Tag
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-04-06 12:21
Very good capture of this beautiful ads. With excellent exposure.
With respect, I
REZA_V (700) 2012-04-08 10:33
Pictures on the wall of the building being demolished is very beautiful.
Miguel82 (27670) 2013-06-22 5:44
A journalist report of that violent act and dramatic facts in Athens
Your note describes well the situation
Good colors, excellent pov and exposition
Have a good saturday
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-09-07 22:27
It is evident here that you can burn down a building but you cant get rid of style and fashion.Good colors with detailed sharpness...perfect night shot. TFS.