It's 24.12 so i would like to wish to all TE friends Merry Christmas & all the the best for Christmas holidays.This photo was taken in the famous Omonia Square.Below some info about Omonoia Square.
ENG:Omonia Square, Concord Square, often simply referred to as Omónia, is a central square in Athens. It marks the northern corner of the downtown area defined by the city plans of the 19th century, and is one of the city's principal traffic hubs. It is served by a Omonia train station, used by the Athens Metro and the Ilektrikos.The circle accesses 3 Septemvriou Street in the north, Patission Street, Panepistimiou Street, Agiou Konstantinou Street in the west, Panagi Tsaldari Street accessing Pireos Street, Athinas Street in the south and now a walkway, while Stadiou Street in the southeast once continued the circle.The square's traffic route from the 19th century until 1998 once more fully circumvented the centre with six streets, of which five also functioned as entrances and exits. From the 19th century to the 1950s, the area's layout more literally approached that of a square, framed by broad paths to the edges and centrally, and surrounded by neoclassical buildings. The square's focus also featured a shading arc of palm trees until the 1950s, and a central fountain until 2000, while almost a century ago, ceremonial cannon were once aligned in a central circle. The square including its trees were later and to great criticism demolished, except for the fountain, to make room for the ever-increasing traffic. The area now formed a pentagon facing northwest and greener hexagon to the northeast, with a central circle. Road areas continued to encroach on the previous design in the shape of a circle totaling four lanes, with part of the former road nevertheless transformed into a larger open pedestrian space; but half the neoclassical buildings in the western and northern areas were removed, although some neoclassical structures remain in the northern part and along Athinas Street.Trees were later replanted within Omonoia Square, and encircled the fountain once again. When part of the square was shut down for renovation ahead of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, it was decided to eliminate traffic from the west and east sides, reducing it to the westbound lanes at the southern section and the eastbound lanes at south leaving one route.On Omonoia Square two former hotels designed by the German-Greek architect Ernst Ziller in the late 1870s stand ; the "Bagkeion" and the "Megas Alexandros". Its most recognsable modern landmark is the artistic structure named "Five Circles", created by the Greek sculptor George Zongolopoulos and placed in the square in 2001. This stainless steel structure, with a height of 15 metres, was initially mounted in running water, transforming its five circles into movement, and making it the most famous landmark of the square. Following Euro 2004 enthusiastic Greek football fans climbed atop its most well-known landmark.
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emilbo (21962) 2012-12-24 8:26
Très joli panorama bien choisi pour le temps des Fëtes avec les taxis en avant-plan qui ajoutent de l'intérêt à la photo. Excellente exposition et belle lumière de soir. Une belle présentation et merveilleuses couleurs.
Joyeux Noël et une merveilleuse Année 2013,
snunney (75104) 2012-12-24 8:39
I remember staying in a small hotel close to this square some thirty years ago. A well exposed image where the taxis provide a colourful frame and additional interest for the scene. A very Merry Christmas to you.
jacquest (17549) 2012-12-24 8:40
Good night image with the lighted decorations giving an Xmas mood.
Merry Christnas and enjoy the Holiday Season.
cargus (7704) 2012-12-24 8:57
Beautiful night scene, played in the most beautiful colors, clear picture and well done.!
Nicou (109742) 2012-12-24 9:10
Joyeux noël et très belles fêtes.
Superbe vue avec les belles lumières et ce voiture en flou superbe.
abmdsudi (35366) 2012-12-24 9:10
A superb lively night shot amidst a dazzling array of vibrant colors and a real feast for the eyes. There's good sense of movement and dynamism in it, lighting is good, an attractive full of energy and excitement to lift spirit of joyful season. This is an eye catching shot indeed. Well done. Congrats
A lovely festive greeting, Merry Christmas
gildasjan (40034) 2012-12-24 9:40
Belle réalisation cette image nocturne d’Athènes avec ces couleurs éclatantes bien mises en valeurs devant l'arrière plan dans le noir.
Bonne fêtes de fin d'année
serp2000 (35082) 2012-12-24 9:56
Oh, yes, I know this place in Athens, Chris. So familiar Square. I was here 3 months ago. Merry Christmas to you too! Best wishes from Russia!
carlo62 (22375) 2012-12-24 9:57
grazie per gli auguri, anche ad Atene le luci e gli addobbi comunicano l'arrivo di questa festività.
Tanti auguri anche a te ed ai tuoi cari.
Sonata11 (31883) 2012-12-24 12:23
very beautiful picture of city scenery with beautiful colors and lighting. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best and have a Merry, Merry Christmas to You and Your Family,
marina7 (7799) 2012-12-24 13:24
attractive foreground with a line of yellow taxis. The central square is empty, looks like everyone has gone home for Christmas dinner:)
Best wishes to you and happy holidays
tedesse (24302) 2012-12-24 13:24
Wonderful night shot!
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
npecanhuk (58246) 2012-12-24 18:27
Nice to see downtown Athens with those Xmas adornments!
Special regards to the horizontal format, chosen pov, composition and colors!
aliabazari (10492) 2012-12-24 23:56
Γεια σου αγαπητέ Chris
Η θέα είναι πολύ όμορφη και ελκυστική. Σύνθεση με εξαιρετικό φωτισμό. Είναι σε καλή κατάσταση.
ourania (21482) 2012-12-25 1:26
Καλημέρα Χρήστο και χρόνια πολλά για τα Χριστούγεννα και τη γιορτή σου!
Πολύ όμορφη η σύνθεσή σου και η νυχτερινή άποψη της Ομόνοιας, μια εικόνα γλυκειά και μελαγχολική ταυτόχρονα. Μου αρέσει πολύ το βάθος, τα χρώματα και τα φώτα μέσα στη νυχτερινή ατμόσφαιρα και ο συνδυασμός κίνησης και σταθερότητας. Έδωσες στα παρκαρισμένα ταξί πολύ δημιουργικό ρόλο:) Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά και ό,τι επιθυμείς!
jhm (130662) 2012-12-25 1:39
A very Merry Christmas.
Nice appropriate picture.
Excellent city scape with a lot colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
lousat (67159) 2012-12-25 10:08
HI Chris,a magic night atmosphere and a lot of colors to celebrate the Christmas days,i like your choice of the taxis to create this surrounding effect,excellent exposure and very good details too.I wish you all the best me too and thanks,Luciano
nikkitta (10462) 2012-12-26 15:57
Good exposition to show the movement of the place , the colors and the yellow taxis
Like also the black BG to add contrast at the composition
Well done, TFS
bukitgolfb301 (33532) 2012-12-26 16:53
Hi dear Chris
Fantastic and moody image by slow shutter speed setting. Blurred image adds the movement feeling very much, very effective appraoch. Thanks a lot and have agiid after Christmas!
Takero from Tokyo
Sergiom (49008) 2012-12-27 6:21
Même si il y a un petit flou dans l'ensemble l'image demeure intéressante et colorée. J'aime bien l'impression de mouvement.
Silvio1953 (109341) 2012-12-28 1:06
Ciao Chris a belated Merry Christmas and Happy new year 2013, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic lights, lovely composition, wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (13515) 2012-12-28 21:17
Great shot in night time with good light management.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Well done.
Wish You Happy New Year,
raszid62 (18583) 2012-12-29 0:53
Θα μας έδειξε ένα τμήμα της Αθήνας, αυτό το σύγχρονο. Σε πρώτο πλάνο είναι χαρακτηριστικό της ελληνικής πρωτεύουσας των κίτρινων ταξί. Όμορφα χρώματα και εξαιρετική ποιότητα εικόνας.
Vasa (16658) 2012-12-29 16:48
Happy New year from the center of Belgrade, Chris! Three yellow cars make this picture special. It is good observation, friend.
sevy (14895) 2013-01-01 8:58
It is fun, at first look I was more thinking to New-York: perhaps because of the yellow cabs.
An almost good compostion, balancing each grounds and with the buildings in background filling the dark night sky.
siudzi (29053) 2013-01-01 10:22
This is very original post of the Christmas season but I like it! My first impression was that the place must be from NY! Really nice photo job. All the best for the New Year!
jmdias (49691) 2013-02-19 17:03
interesting image showing the movement of the transit. I liked the use of the elements and the light and colors here.
pajaran (44372) 2013-03-27 22:46
Vrlo interesantan i dobra tekst o gradu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na grad u noci ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trg u noci.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good article on the town with a given data ...
A nice view of the city at night ...
Good shot, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work, well demonstrated in the square overnight.
Have a nice day, all the best.
ikeharel (47000) 2013-04-12 8:27
Night scene well collected, well measured the lights, and good clarity achieved.
Holiday's eve - but I can see tacxi drivers not so busy...
have a nice weekend,
livermore (1625) 2013-07-11 5:51
Très belle scène de nuit avec ces taxis jaunes un peu flous en primiers plan.
Les lumières sont superbes.
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (6997)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3000, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6, 2.0 Gb Kingston SD, visico 67
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-24 8:16