A Tale of Two Cities

Playing with some badly degraded old slides a while back I managed to resurrect a couple of shots of Athens, which might fit the bill for Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week.  Athens was the first city I’d come across that really quickened my pulse, with ancient and modern (well, perhaps not quite so modern by today’s standards) literally side by side, its frenetic pace of life out on the streets, the overwhelming aroma of Greek coffee, even the dust seemed to stay out of my eyes (but not my mouth – I do remember the grit, and the haze).

Athens Ancient & Modern - Agora and Temple of Hephaestus - 6th BC - from  the Acropolis

Athens Ancient & Modern – Agora and Temple of Hephaestus – 6th BC – from the Acropolis

 

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27 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cities

  1. I love the shots and wow to travel back in time… wonder what it looks like in that location today? When I went to Athens in the mid 90’s I don’t remember the open spaces, but the crowded little alley ways filled with little shops selling everything! What a great trip down memory lane.

    • Got hold of those levers … Zoomed this one up, another down, but mostly converting to black and white was the first step. Bit concerned about my eyes these days, but the originals remain unchanged, so if I’ve pushed them too far, it doesn’t really matter! 🙂

  2. Great job Meredith! The shot from the Acropolis is particularly lovely.The temple of Hephaestus was practically hidden behind undergrowth when we visited last.

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