Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Reflections from a city

Greece embracing Lord Byron

Lycabettus Hill

A curious blend: the reflection of the Academy of Athens on the surface of a modern building opposite

A small view of Athens on a cloudy day


  1. Lovely reflections Monika and a great view of Athens.

  2. Schöne Reflektionen, liebe Monika. Athen sieht sehr "zugebaut" aus.
    LG Sabine

  3. Liebe Sabine..
    Sehr gut bemerkt! Bald wird die Stadt "platzen" wie ein Ballon!!

  4. I think I would look at a parallel world. One as beautiful as the real Greece.
    Excellent photos!

    Greetings, Carmen

  5. the staue of lord byron is really magnificent as are your photos.
    i loved seeing athens and its great views.

    great captures, my dearest!

    big hugs!


  6. Tolle Fotografien, vor allem die in den Fenstern fotografiert. Kommt superklasse rueber.

    Liebe Nachtgruessle

  7. Wunderbare Fotografie. Nach langer Zeit haben sie die Scheiben wieder repariert und Athena ist wieder "heile", mal sehen wann es die Stadt, das Land wird.

  8. People often talk about a mixture of the old and the new in a city. In the case of Athens, it is a mixture of the ancient and the new. Good work, Monika.

  9. You talented eye pleases us and gives us thoughts we take with us. . . . Thank you

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
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  10. Love the reflections and the capture you have here of Athens.

  11. amazing reflections. Have a great week. Greetings from Romania

  12. Modern und alte Geschichte, schöne Fotos, Byron interessantes Leben, sein Engagements für die Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, schönes Denkmal, ich beschäftige mich z.Z. mit den Griechischen 7 Inseln.

    liebe Grüße von Jasmin

  13. Η όψη της σύγχρονης Αθήνας με πληγώνει παρόλο που έχει κρυμμένες ομορφιές!
    Πάντως όπως πάντα οι φωτογραφίες σου όπως πάντα αποκαλυπτικές!

  14. These are great reflections, and I love the view of Athens.

  15. Wonderful images... the statue of Byron is amazing.

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  17. Bravo Monika .. lovely photos !

    Yes .. we ALL embrace Lord Byron ..

    Maid of Athens, ere we part (1809)-

    Maid of Athens, ere we part,
    Give, oh, give back my heart!
    Or, since that has left my breast,
    Keep it now, and take the rest!
    Hear my vow before I go,
    Zoe mou sas agapo.

    By those tresses unconfined,
    Wooed by each Aegean wind;
    By those lids whose jetty fringe
    Kiss thy soft cheeks' blooming tinge;
    By those wild eyes like the roe,
    Zoe mou sas agapo.

    By that lip I long to taste;
    By that zone-encircled waist;
    By all the token-flowers
    that tell What words can never speak so well;
    By love's alternate joy and woe,
    Zoe mou sas agapo.

    Maid of Athens! I am gone:
    Think of me, sweet! when alone.
    Though I fly to Istambol,
    Athens holds my heart and soul:
    Can I cease to love thee?
    Zoe mou sas agapo.

    PS. Zoe mou sas agapo ==> I love you my Zoe (What a gentle way to express his pure love to the beautiful maid of Athens ..)

  18. Good thoughts, beautiful urban photos. Abraço

  19. °♪¸.♫♫♪
    Atenas é especial... será sempre maravilhosa.
    Boa semana!

  20. Great pictures! Italy is my dream place to visit!

  21. Reflections from a city in turmoil...