Monday, December 1, 2014

Athens: Ancient Meets Modern


Woman chatting on a cell phone in front of Hadrian's Library, Monastiraki, Athens

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  1. I one is going to build something both useful and elegant, what better than a library?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. R-bear - it was a glorious structure in its day, with rooms filled with papyrus rolls stored in niches and huge areas to read both indoors and out.

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  2. Hmmmm. That should start with "If." You can tell I'm ready to hibernate.

    BBh.

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    1. I loved the juxtaposition. Imagining what an ancient Roman would have thought seeing this woman and wondering why the hell she was talking to herself :))

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  4. this can happen only in Athens:)

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    1. probably in Rome too, and Israel and Egypt - lots of cellphones!

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  5. Often when I am taking photographs of buildings or nature I wait forever until all the people are out of the way. But sometimes having the people in the scene tells a different story which could not be told without them. This is a good one!

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    1. Agreed - I love to wander around and catch people in these curious kinds of circumstances. Getting faster with the shutter so I can capture the moment before they see me~

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  6. I love this! When I lived in France, I constantly marveled at how old the structures that I walked past everyday were, it's amazing :)

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    1. And I bet you've seen your share of folks chatting on cellphones in front of those amazing aqueducts in southern France! :))

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  8. Such a jarring juxtaposition of antiquity and modern life. Nice shot!

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    1. Thanks Sarah - it's one of the things I love about Athens!

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  9. what a photo! i'm struck by her shoes. they seem to fit right in :^)

    love
    kj

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    1. I was drawn to those shoes as well - trying to imagine her walking down the cobblestone streets and not breaking an ankle!

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  10. You go with that camera, girl! You're so good at capturing intersections of antiquity and modernity. I love it.

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