ATHENS - NOVEMBER 2007
In November 2007, I was invited to participate in a Conference in Greece. A nice opportunity to get back to Athens!
"ATHENS VIA MADRID - During the flight from Madrid to Athens there are some wonderful views to be seen, weather permitting. The arrival to Athens (which houses mores than 40% of all residents in Greece) is always impressive, as it seems that you see only buildings around..."
"ROOM AT THE ATHENS HILTON"
"ACROPOLIS BY NIGHT - Visitors to this blog know that there is a problem with night shots. This time it's no exception... ;)"
"ACROPOLIS DAYTIME - The Acropolis and Philopappos hills impose themselves in the city centre. There were however too many cranes around, this time..."
"LYCABETUS HILL - At 277 meters above sea level, it's the highest point in Athens"
[Update: After the comment from Tinsie I found everything about it. So, the Athlete is called "DROMEAS II" ("RUNNER II") and was created in 1994 by the Greek artist Costas Varotsos. It has also been called "Marathon Runner" or "Glass Runner". The statue is made of stacked plates of glass and is displayed near the Hilton Hotel, at the end of Vassilissis Sofias Avenue. Varotsos, who was born in Athens in 1955 and studied fine arts and architecture in Italy, works primarily in glass and steel.]
"BENAKI MUSEUM - One of the rich museums in Athens"
"CARIBBEAN ATHENS - This Avenue has an interesting tropical touch..."
"EUROPEAN UNION FLAG"
"WAR MUSEUM - From Stone Age to the 1941 German invasion"
"NATIONAL ART GALLERY - From the 14th through the 20th centuries. Outside there are some interesting sculptures, including Antoine Bourdelle's «The Dying Centaur», a statue of Sappho and an amazing contemporary work"