Saturday, 30 November 2013

A walk at Acropolis

  Athens Centre has always been one of my favorite places for walks. Since my school years, I have visited the historic centre of my hometown innumerable times, always finding something special to enjoy, or even capture with my camera. The holy hill, with the majesty of Acropolis as a crown, couldn't be exempted. After roughly 5 years, I had a walk on the top of Athens again, where the sea seems so close, the mountains are short and people walking in the city maze can't even be spotted. 

The size of the Sanctuary, especially dedicated to the goddess protector of the ancient city, is pretty enormous. Parthenon, which used to host a gigantic statue of Minerva made by gold and elephant's teeth, makes you fee like an ant on a rock. However, you won't feel afraid - actually, the feeling is that of an Emperor looking over his chaotic empire. Parthenon - and the surrounding sanctuaries - remind you of your roots. Roots that most modern people forget, or, most accurately, are accustomed to calling to feed their prejudice. 

  I always knew that my city is beautiful, but the confirmation is what made me happy. Looking over the city, I realise I have to offer so many things to make people feel better. Not only my photography - it's a duty I fulfill to satisfy my creative spirit - but my smile, my voluntary work, even assisting strangers. Despite the fact that I want to live abroad, Athens will always possess the greatest part of my heart. Not due to its beauty or astonishing civilization it gave birth to, but because of the memories this beauty will always be carrying.


















Friday, 5 July 2013

New York City

After almost one year after my trip to New York City, I am showing you some of my favorite photos I took.

New York Skyline

View at South Manhattan. Taken at Brooklyn Bridge.

South Manhattan, after crossing Brooklyn Bridge.

View of Manhattan from Queens. You can see the ESB, the UN Headquarters and the Chrysler Building


South Manhattan, as seen from Liberty Island.

The world - renowned Statue of Liberty, as seen by the ferry.

Brooklyn Bridge.

Central Park

Beautiful coloured tiles in Central Park.

"I liked the trunk" - Central Park.

Shy squirrel - Central Park.

A field to relax.

One more squirrel getting away.

Chinatown

Perspective of  Chinatown.

Beautiful sign of Duck House. I didn't eat duck!

Wonderful made - of - bricks flats reminding me of New York movies.

Inside the city that never sleeps...

I had a short stop before visiting MoMA. I enjoyed a tasty milkshake and this wonderful view.

It's located in South Manhattan.

Kind of flats I like the most.

Empire State Building emerging from the dwarves.
The flag of New York between two american flags
The american flag, spotted at the Liberty Island

More american flags..

A beautiful neoclassical building. I am not sure if it's the Bankruptcy Court.

Entrance to Macy's, the world's largest multistore!

Looking at the Empire State Building from the ground floor.

Empire State Building.

Taken on the very first day,  two elaborate church's towers.

Street Fruit Market, seen at South Manhattan.

Some american flags, too.
"EUPHORIA IS YOU FOR ME. "

I hope you liked my pictures! I have plenty more unedited plus some personal memories I can't share with you.

" If you ever find yourself at New York City, remember that you are on the world's centre. And that time passes by twice the speed of a normal place. Cause I swear, New York City was made by Gods."

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Thank you all for visiting,

Michaelangelo

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

I escaped to the Mountains




























  I am posting some beautiful pictures I captured with my camera while on a half-day trip to Mount Falakro, located in Northern Greece, close to the borders with Bulgaria. The scenery was breath-taking, the snow couldn't beat the sharp rocks so it filled the gaps between them. I entcountered a beautiful isolated monastery too, so the last two pictures refer to it's interior.