Pinaki Sarkar  

Just across the  Monastiraki Square, Athens by Pinaki Sarkar

June 2024 - Just across the  Monastiraki Square, Athens

About the Image(s)

F2.8,1/160,ISO 500, 25 mm, Processed through Lightroom 6.

Athens is one of the oldest named cities in the world, having been continuously inhabited for perhaps 5,000 years. Only other city that I know of which has been continuously inhabited slightly more years is Varanasi, India.
Obviously if you dig around, you will definitely get ruins . There are a lot of them and most of them are archealogists' delight. This one is from Roman period, probably made during the emperor Hadrian.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Carolyn Todd-Larson   Carolyn Todd-Larson
That is quite a ruin. I like the fact that there are people on the left and I like the pinkish sky. I wish the concrete in the center wasn't such a dominant feature, but there's not much you can do about it unless you took the photo from a different perspective.   Posted: 06/15/2024 10:10:37

Laurie Bergner   Laurie Bergner
This is a very cool overall view of this scene. You have a lot of cool things in it - the ruin itself, the people on the left, the city behind it. I agree with Carolyn though that that big slab of concrete really take some of the focus away from the rest of the picture. And yes, not much you can do about it.   Posted: 06/16/2024 16:04:05

David Somali-Chow   David Somali-Chow
It is an interesting capture of the ruins surrounded by people and new buildings. I like how you centered the tallest ruin in the middle, the building with a dome behind it.   Posted: 06/17/2024 06:51:25

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
You found a nice vantage point to get a view of the ruins from above. The ruins are surrounded by a modern scene on the left of people at restaurants or shopping and the tall buildings in the background. Really gives the viewer a feel of the old city ruins and what it must have been.   Posted: 06/19/2024 22:19:42

John Larson   John Larson
This image does a good job of showing the old and the new. To me there is too much to look at and my eyes keep wandering around trying to find something to latch onto and examine more closely. I would like to see a more closeup view of some of the ruins and concentrate on what I am seeing and the story about it.   Posted: 06/22/2024 13:47:49

Tom Tauber   Tom Tauber
Great point of view, and soft evening light. Well done.   Posted: 06/26/2024 13:46:33