The Greek Parliament

Every Greek street shooter who “respects” him/herself has a series of images in front of the Parliament. It’s the symbol of Democracy and we are generally very proud of it. Unfortunately, we are not so proud of the people who are inside this building.

The parliament is located in front of Syntagma(constitution) Square which is the most central spot in the city, a well known meeting place and a joy to visit.

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At 3 o’clock in the early afternnon, under 40 C, an immigrant is walking forth and back in front of the Greek Parliament, where a group of tourists are watching the change of the guards. When the show is over, he’ll try to sell his umbrellas to them.

Waiting for his customers

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I was composing a picture with the umbrella guy, when suddenly a car stopped and a girl jumped out, right in front of my lens.

The Dancer’s Step

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If looks could kill…

…then I’d be certainly dead!

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Midsummer Umbrella

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What?

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Spiderman and his dad coming to the rescue of Greece

Only a super hero can save us…from ourselves.

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Between the East and the West

we are.

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Preserving the peace

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Syntagma Square

Unusual pose

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The mat

Had to check his breath to make sure he was alive. Yeah, there was a warm sun above and he was alive and very well in his health.

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We care for you

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Stood up

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Syntagma Square Metro Station

Time

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Mr Grumpy

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Fashions

On the right behind the open door you can see the “Time” clock.

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4 Responses to The Greek Parliament

  1. Mary says:

    The parliament is a symbol, and you captured and depicted a lot of symbolic scenes on its stairs! The little avenger, the contrast between different cultures, the elements of peace. And a lot of interesting and funny scenes of daily life around the heart of greek democracy. I love the composition of these images, great use of the geometry of the place!

    • Stamatis Gr says:

      A symbol indeed which recently has been attacked several times by VERY angry citizens shouting “burn that brothel down”.
      It’s a shame for the place which gave birth to democracy and a sign where desparation may lead.

  2. muthe says:

    I like the way you give title to every picture, it makes me smile :D and there’s Dora the explorer balloon!! :D

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