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Film photography lessons with my 9 year old son. He is equipped with a Nikon F75 with a Sigma 35-70mm, and Kodak ProImage 100. My mission to photo the Photographer and get some photos on my own with my digital D7200. Drapetsona, Port. Fish Market.

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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