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Passing through Ermou Street today I took a snapshot of  The candles burning through an open side door of Kapnikarea Church.

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The Church of Panagia Kapnikarea (Greek: Εκκλησία της Παναγίας Καπνικαρέας) or just Kapnikarea (Greek: Καπνικαρέα) is a Greek Orthodox church and one of the oldest churches in Athens.

History

It is estimated that the church was built some time in the 11th century, perhaps around 1050. As it was common with the early Christian churches, this was built over an ancient Greek pagan temple dedicated to the worship of a goddess, possibly Athena or Demeter. When King Otto I King of the Kingdom of Greece brought the Bavarian architect Leo von Klenze to draw the new city plan of Athens, The church was considered for demolition and it was the King of Bavaria, Ludwig I who objected the decision and saved the church.

In another timeline Odysseus returns to a long gone home. Everything he owns everything he loves is dead. He doesn’t know it , he is hoping for reunion. His arrival is seen by his blind servant as a Painting of His ship, the blue sky and sea. All framed by the ruins of his home.  His wrath will be the epilogue.

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Relics of a long lost era.The spirit keeps its back to the outside world and insists on living in the past. He keeps his eyes nailed on the worn graffiti on the wall.The lost love that dies slowly with him. Trapped in time and space. In Love…

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Another photo from my walk in the ruins of the old fertilizer Factory at Drapetsona.

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Watch carefully the photo below… What do you See?

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Let me help you, in my recent visit to an old abandoned factory I noticed a hole in the floor around 60cm diameter. Beneath around 6 meters bellow there it was a worker hard hat was lying over the ruble. Rust,rumble abandoned factory click….DOf perception games…We have a winner…in my eyes. Do you like it?

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Last week I wrote a post about the Urban Decay that i faced in my walk down to Neo Faliron. I intentionally left out of my post all the “good” , “normal” or “expected” street shots that I took as I walked around the triangle of Faliron, Peace & Friendship Stadium and Karaiskaki. Here are a few photos that i took with my D3200. I really enjoyed the beautiful graffiti that you could see almost everywhere, some where in my eyes fantastic.

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