1 juni 2015
The first entire day in Athens was spend on touristic highlights, impossible to avoid, since our sculptor had never been to Greece before.
In modern cities art is everywhere
Athens has a very lively Grafitti-scene
Art in public space is very present like these appropriate shadows by Nikos Kasanlis in the Omonia subway station
Then the National Archeological museum again, I found the Kouros’ hand with the eye in it particularly intriguing
Kore elegantly pulling her peplos while presenting something of which I’m not sure what it is
Beautiful simple grave stéle for Hediste, a woman from Athens
The Varvakeion Athena in theatrical light, the presentation in the Archeological Museum is very suggestive
Siren from the cemetary of Kerameikos in Athens. Lovers of symbolic art wil recognize something here.
These are antique Ex Voto’s, I didn’t know they existed this early. During an earlier visit I bought some metal ones from the 19th century on the market
Nexty to beautiful vases with an octopus painted on it this one with a tree is also very beautiful
My first visit to Athens took place on a self-organized “Bildungsreise” in 1975 during which I attended Gounod’s Opera Faust in this classical theatre, the Odeion, next to the Akropolis.
On the other side of the Akropolis was a baren rock on which people gathered to enjoy the view. It felt like an Antonioni movie.
On the way back we found another tunnel full of grafitti. Strangely the floor and the ceiling stayed untouched.
Some hotels accentuate their location with this kind of surreal accents
National Archeological Museum