Archive for December 14, 2014

Here is my first shy attempt to step into the world of Street Photography. Its tough, mostly mentally i have to overcome my personal barriers. 

I would love to have your comments on my attempts. Also any advise or personal experience would be appreciated.
I’m Just looking,I’m not buying.
Rest for the Rest

Going Nuts for Coconuts

The Look

Lazy as a dog

Parallel Worlds

Thoughts

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Remember last month I visited Thision Flea Market. A few hundred meters away lies Plateia Avissinias between Monastiraki and Thission.

It a nice little square with many antique shops and Every Saturday its packed with many sellers in an iconic flea market.

When I arrived it was almost 16:30, so most of the traders had left, the square was empty and only the local shop owners where left gathering their items into their shops for the next day.

I took some shots and had a nice talk with one of the shop owners George about some old typewriters and film cameras.

Early 20th Century Firefighting Water Pump

Early 20th Century Firefighting Water Pump

Old Diving Helmet

Scales

Time Travel Shopping

1950s Blogger

Lazy as a Dog.

Posted: December 14, 2014 in D3200, digital, street photography, travel
December + Athenian Sun = “Summer like” Laziness.

Take your time…

Yesterday I was taking a walk down the center of Athens.The weather was great and the city was packed with people walking and enjoying the Athenian Sun. Myself I ended up at Syntagma Square and visited the Greek Parliament and the  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.   
The Tomb is guarded by the Presidential Guard the Evzones.
 
“The word evzōnos (Greek: εὔζωνος) is first attested in Homer’s Iliad and derives from “εὖ”+”ζώνη”, meaning the “well-girt” men, implying an elite status. As a word it has been used by ancient writers for centuries to describe a type of light infantry of unidentified equipment, probably used as a generic term to denote light infantry.” 
 Wikipedia

 “Though the Presidential Guard is a predominantly ceremonial unit, all Evzones are volunteers drawn from the Hellenic Army’s Infantry, Artillery and Armored Corps. Prospective Evzones are usually identified at the Army Recruit Training Centers during Basic Training; there is a minimum height requirement of 1.86 m (6′ 1.2”) to join.
The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts[1] who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier, especially among foreigners.”
 Wikipedia

The Monument and the Guards are really impressive and its definitely worth visiting it when you are in Athens.

Enjoy the Photos.