Here is another shot taken from the Acropolis of Athens on the city. The Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos is a Cretaceous limestone hill. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant. Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to Athena, who created it when she dropped a mountain she had been carrying from Pallene for the construction of the Acropolis after the box holding Erichthonius was opened. Based on Wikipedia.
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danos (80248) 2014-02-07 0:38
Good morning Gosia,
excellent the view of the Lycabettus hill from Acropolis as the surrounded pine trees that we see on its roots.I like the fascinating quality of the image,as we can see the sharp details of it.The wide view of the lens creates this panoramc view of the whole area.Well done.
BennyV (13352) 2014-02-07 0:53
Two stunning city views you've posted, Gosia. Amazingly bright colours (no smog?) and great pov. Just like in your previous one, the framing is spot on to capture the magnitude of the city. Then that street, now the mount...both perfectly placed. I'll be in Athens in the summer, I'm looking forward. Keep posting!
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2014-02-07 0:53
This is a beautiful view of this ancient city, and what I really love is that there is such a range of modern architecture on display here. A dense urban environment, modern but still has that feeling of an ancient place. The rock here juts out beautifully from the base of the city. A beautiful sprawling urban setting.
All the best
dta (59121) 2014-02-07 1:12
Hello Gosia ,
Another striking view of Athen ! It is stunning to see this wooded hill in the heart of the big city .
jurek1951 (38884) 2014-02-07 1:47
ladnie prezetuje sie panorama miasta u stop tej gory,dobry kontrast i ostrosc,pozdrawiam
npecanhuk (58170) 2014-02-07 2:02
This is a more classic view over Athens and I really enjoy your version of it!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Kamilutka (5653) 2014-02-07 2:17
bardzo ladna kolejna panorama z Aten. Dobrze obrany punkt widzenia i swietne swiatlo. Podoba mi sie jak umiejscowilas w kompozycji wzgorze, ktore wyglada niczym wyspa na morzu domow.
Mile dla oka kolory i bardzo dobra ostrosc.
lousat (67045) 2014-02-07 2:31
Hi Gosia,the detail and the sharpness of this pic are absolutely great! I can count all the windows of the city now...ehehe...great view from the Acropolis,with the Lycabettus as a green cherry on the cake,perfect choice of the moment too with the best light.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
snunney (75062) 2014-02-07 2:44
The mountain and its chapel make a superb focal point as we look out over the urban expanse spread out below. The image is well lit and has very good colours. The detail to be observed is excellent.
COSTANTINO (46432) 2014-02-07 3:32
Good morning my dear friend
one of the best postcard from Athens on Greece
the view is excellent and the quality of this
image is fascinated best choice of the timing
with the amazing blue sky dominating the biggest
part of this shot
have a nice weekend
Subhogen (3138) 2014-02-07 4:42
Wonderful shot! It looks like all the houses and buildings are rushing towards the hill and are going to engulf the hill completely pretty soon. Great shot from your high POV. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (40192) 2014-02-07 4:57
beautifully sharp and detailed shot across the Athenian rooftops. So much to look at here and all captured so exquisitely. Looks wonderful, this irresistible urban sprawl.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Sergiom (48884) 2014-02-07 5:22
Je reconnais bien l'endroit. Un point de vue parfait pour nous montrer comment tout est serré dans la capitale avec comme point focal ce magnifique mont au milieu.Pour une fois que la pollution laissait le champs libre.
mkamionka (28029) 2014-02-07 7:19
mialem kiedys przyjemnosc podziwiac zarowno ten widok jak I zachod slonca z tej gory, niestety w odleglych czasach I moze gdzies mam jeszcze zdjecia zrobione bardzo prostym aparatem. Z przyjemnoscia wiec ogladam Twoje. Ta gora bardzo ciekawie wyglada wyrastajac niczym wulkan z pomiedzy morza gestej bialej zabudowy. Piekne swiatlo I kolory, znakomita jakosc,
Romano46 (14452) 2014-02-07 8:18
questa è ancor più bella della precedente per la presenza della montagna ricoperta di verde che interrompe la selva di case che si perdono verso l'infinito e per la presenza di una luce molto brillante.
Eccellente la nitidezza e la composizione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
rychem (15396) 2014-02-07 9:09
Piękna panorama, widok fantastyczny, morze domów i okien i wzgórze wyrastajace z tego nagromadzenia, super
gildasjan (40014) 2014-02-07 10:31
Le cadre est parfait et aucune pollution atmosphérique ne vient perturber la netteté des éléments au premier plan.Les touche de jaune sont appréciables,elles attirent nos yeux.
cornejo (24535) 2014-02-07 11:07
Witaj Gosia, very good view of this interesting and beautiful city, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
chrislo (3349) 2014-02-07 12:47
I like the viewpoint showing the vast expanse of the city and the amazing depth of this shot. The whole town seems a chaotic jumble of buildings built any old how, contrasting well with the pyramid of rock. You need to have a good GPS if you don't want to get lost in this maze ! The quality is superb with excellent detail and sharpness. A splendid panorama.
carlo62 (22265) 2014-02-07 13:52
un panorama molto bello, la luce è ottima e c'è molta profondità.
Il pov è essenziale, da questo punto si possono osservare molti particolari.
federico (1705) 2014-02-07 15:21
hi gosia very interesting panorama, I like the mountain in the background and the warm light
vjmite (3588) 2014-02-07 19:23
A beautiful view here of the forested peak rising out of the crowded city. You have chosen a good time of day to take the photo, with the light picking out details in the city buildings as well as the mountain. A good thing the mountain didn't break when Athena dropped it.
Alco (5848) 2014-02-07 21:39
Magnificent point of view on that city and its mount in the background. Nice contrast between that forest and the numerous buildings all around it. Great depth of field and clarity. Very well done.
Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (18682) 2014-02-07 22:22
You present us the Lycabettus hill as a wonderful oasis in that big concrete urban jungle.
Athens seems to stretch out infinitely. Good that on the horizon we can catch a glimpse of the mountains.
Excellent clarity and sharpness and I think you make the city look more colourful than it really is.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (69539) 2014-02-07 22:31
Une autre excellente photo d'Athènes prise depuis un point de vue privilégié. Ce Mont Lycabettus émergeant des habitations est très surprenant. Belle qualité d'image.
ikeharel (46914) 2014-02-08 0:57
Good morning Gosia,
Great view of the labyronth built Athena, and a view from one famous hill t6o another.
Sharp elements well collected, well employed picture space, with perfect allocation to the sky part opn image.
Pleasure to look at, impressively "filled" with the details.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
annjackman (16471) 2014-02-08 3:14
This is a lovely shot across this famous city. The mountain makes a great centre of interest. I like the clarity with so much interesting detail to look at.
Kind Regards, Ann
Nicou (109607) 2014-02-08 5:21
quelle vue et compo sueprbe iamge tout ce graphisme de maison collées le tons et cette collines qui ressort merveilleux et cette forme comme un beau châpeau pointu sueprbe ensemble t vue.
SnapRJW (26034) 2014-02-08 6:20
Hello Gosia - The vast, urban sprawl that is Athens is well seen from the Acropolis. When I was there there was a murky haze over the city but your shot is nice and clear with good contrast. The vegetated mountain is the highlight of this view; it seems to push upwards from the city determined not to be developed! Nicely managed. Warm regards Rosemary
saxo042 (35146) 2014-02-08 8:20
This impressive mountain is beautifully surrounded by the very uniformly coloured buildings. All the houses provide a very fine pattern in this picture, in a way reminding me of a cubistic painting.
eldancer1 (22383) 2014-02-08 10:05
I'm glad that they did allow houses to be built on this mountain, it would have been a shame. It's bad enough that it surrounded by high rise of different architectural styles. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
ricardomattos (3772) 2014-02-08 11:30
Lovely composition with that hill in the left and in the middle of this beautiful city. I like so much all these architectures with very good sharpness. Excellent POV you choose here.
Silvio1953 (109205) 2014-02-08 12:53
Ciao Gosia, great POV on fantastic city, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (35250) 2014-02-08 23:55
A high vantage point seen from the eagle's eye! What a beautiful warm gathering of compact dwelling in earthy tones and a winning combination to green and blue. You are getting good DOF, rich in colours, subtle clarity throughout the shot and the immaculate detail and vastness. Indeed a delightful to the eyes with the mount stretches the eyes and glues as strong pointer and the mood is just right so is the compo. Fab. shot Congrats
macjake (48279) 2014-02-09 4:36
haha...looking at this scene, it doesn't appear there is any land left to build on! its all taken!
it would be fun though to own the property at the top of that hill, you'd be the king of the castle :)
i love these jigsaw puzzle type of compositions, everything is so jam-packed into the 1 scene.
excellent and exposure too.
Fis2 (78748) 2014-02-09 6:10
Widok robi wrazenie.
Udana kompozycja kadru.
Gora zw tle dodaje smaku tej pracy.
ourania (21360) 2014-02-09 8:55
this cityscape and many details in it are so familiar to me. The city is not beautiful but has many hidden beauties and it's easy to love it for them, for its marvellous light and for its people. Your picture has stunning clarity and gives a 3D impression, we can learn a lot about daily life in Athens and, personally, I've found many points of reference. There's also an open air theatre near the top of Mt Lycabettus where one can attend great concerts every summer. You captured the quality of the light and the colours wonderfully. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
williewhistler (10859) 2014-02-09 11:05
Hello Gosia ,
this is a fascinating view of the city with the modern buildings clustered around the tree lined slopes.
The scene benefits from a lovely light which reveals the details perfectly.Nice work.
marina7 (7781) 2014-02-09 11:23
a superb continuation to the previous photo, which I find even more impressive with that imposing mountain stealing the show. Amazing work and compo, top notch quality.
yquem46 (37440) 2014-02-09 11:28
An amazing view of Athens from a high pov
I like the white houses that contrast well with the blue and this conic mountain in the middle of the city. I do not remember it at all
An excellent quality picture
have a nice sunday evening, best regards
jcpix (8296) 2014-02-09 14:59
Even with a wider view from your previous picture, I'm still amazed at the dense urban sprawl of Athens. How long will it be before the Mount is consumed with new buildings as well? :o It certainly rises out of nowhere, and I love the mythology of its origin.
I like where you've placed it in this composition, as an anchor point for which the city circulates around. This perspective gives us a nice idea of the cities scale, which I'm assuming spreads out of the frame for quite a ways further in every direction?? I can virtually hear the hustle of bustle of life happening below, vibrant and alive with passion. Have a great week ahead.
Royaldevon (23372) 2014-02-09 16:03
Another fine shot over Athens. You have given us an amazingly extensive view. The buildings have great clarity so we can distinguish the range and types. The hill, with its pine trees and rocky outcrops, is strongly positioned and makes a good focal point.
My warm regards,
fabbs99 (13447) 2014-02-09 23:42
Excellent shot of the Mount Lycabettus.Lovely surroundings of Athens and a pleasant colorful shot.Very well captured.TFS.
josepmarin (57065) 2014-02-10 1:06
a nice bird-view in this capture!
We can see clearly the crowded architecture of the city and its little urban chaos, while the amazing hill stands out sharply in the composition, creating a beautiful graphical contrast.
The quality of light, of colors, and of image is very high, you have done a fantastic work.
subhendu_bagchi (23549) 2014-02-10 3:01
wow, it is a terrific presentation. Love the endless depth and tac sharp result. Very good composition with fine light and colour tone. Really enjoyed the view. Tfs.
jhm (130608) 2014-02-10 4:44
An extraordinarily clear picture notwithstanding a very busy city with a lot air pollution.
Exactly or the mountain keeps watch over the city
You chose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Periko (1731) 2014-02-10 21:55
Bella vista panorámica de Atenas, tomada desde un punto de observación muy ventajoso. La nitidez y la composición son muy buenas, con el cerro bien ubicado en el encuadre.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
krzychu30 (14342) 2014-02-11 1:19
widok jest naprawde piekny!(ach,gdybym mial tylko troche wiecej czasu na zwiedzanie Aten)
Do tego jeszcze swiatlo,ktore pomaga ci w stworzeniu tak przyjemnego "klimatu" tej sceny.
Betonowa dzungla a jednak ma tak wiele uroku.
holmertz (33461) 2014-02-11 8:30
I wouldn't call Athens any of my favourite cities. I think of it rather as a "stone desert", but to this kind of photo the density and the rather monotonous architecture has been a clear advantage. From this POV the city provides a fascinating maze of buildings, and the warm light has blessed the view with very beautiful colours. The hill is one of the features that give the city its character, another one of course being the Acropolis where you were standing.
emka (67229) 2014-02-12 22:48
Ale fantastyczny widok Aten. Cóż za gęsta zabudowa i wszystkie domy w jednolitym kolorze. znakomita kompozycja i wspaniała ostrość.
ChrisJ (92090) 2014-02-13 5:28
Excellent sharpness and a stunning overview of Athens from the Acropolis. The light was with you here. I noticed this peak and photographed it but not at the right time of day or year. Amazing repetition of the tightly packed buildings. Tfs!
fds (6724) 2014-02-22 0:53
dear friend gosia fantastic view over the Atene with fantastic point of view great light and super scharpnees
i licke very much this postcard
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (28965)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-07 0:33