A city which forgot how to smile

Strolling in Athens during Christmas holidays 2012.  In places where once was safe to stroll, in places where it’s not wise anymore to stroll. Athens, a city full of cops, a city greatly missed by its citizens.

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Tositsa str.

Tositsa str.

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Omonoia sq.

Counterpoint in red

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Omonia sq.

The grim brothers

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Unique Pleasure

Unique pleasure – 1 calorie

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Omonoia sq.

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Omonoia sq.

A country man in the city

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Evripidou str.

Evripidou str.

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Athinas str.

Athinas str.

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Ag. Asomaton sq.

Ho ho ho

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Monastiraki

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Ermou str.

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Ermou str.

You can’t park here, I’m holding the place for my wife.

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Thiseio station

Thissio metro station

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Ermou str.

Robocops patrolling

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Peiraios str.

Baby cops and fake Santas

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Stadiou str.

Stadiou str.

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Stadiou str.

The only smile in town

About Stamatis Gr

Graphic designer by profession, photographer by hobby. https://stamatisgr.wordpress.com/
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14 Responses to A city which forgot how to smile

  1. noname says:

    the only smile in town is upside-down… ;(

  2. Muthe says:

    It’s a shame that the statue is vandalized like that >_< I really like the series, from all photos, I saw the people are trying to go through the condition there, despite of anything's happened.

  3. kenkiz says:

    superbe ces scenes de rue

  4. pav says:

    Great series, Stam!
    I especially like “You can’t park here” and “Lady in the metro station”…
    Why are so many cops patroling the city? It looks like the Greek government is in the state of war with the people…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful series Stamati!
    But… We can try to smile… i smile… i am sure you do too…

  6. marycimetta says:

    Emblematic and thought provoking series, your images really convey your words.
    Many ace street images in this series. 2, 12, 13, 14, 15 are my top five.

  7. kingmouf says:

    Nice series man!😀
    Πάντα πίστευα ότι η Αθήνα ήταν όμορφη τα Χριστούγεννα. Μάλλον όχι πια…😦

  8. Doug says:

    Damn, the sex shop photo is a classic!!🙂 The ladies with the babies are smiling, though I do remember you saying once that your entire country is depressed. The banksters who created this mess should be jailed for life

  9. Beautiful set of photos. The girl in the book store is incredible!

  10. dave beaty says:

    another fine set of images stam

  11. silia says:

    Εξαιρετικός , όπως πάντα …
    ——————————————-
    Υπάρχει και ένα φυσικό χαμόγελο , εκτός από το “πλαστικό” της τελευταίας φωτογραφίας . Στην 8η φωτο … Όμορφο χαμόγελο . Από καρδιάς που λένε . Όχι βεβιασμένο … Μιας νεαρής μαμάς (υποθέτω) .
    Τελικά , υπάρχει ελπίδα .

  12. Jonny says:

    Tremendous series and the only smile…even that is upside down😦

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