The Acropolis at night

2016-09-11-18-31-27

After arriving in Athens at night, the first thing I wanted to do was to see the most important sight in the city…..The Acropolis.

I was staying 3 stops away by metro, but I was so keen to see as much as possible that I walked.

From my hotel I headed towards Omonia. This used to be the heart and soul of Athens years ago, but it is now a sad remnant of what it once was.

I then headed from Omonia to Syntagma Square, the location of so many famous political events and speeches,  After taking some time to watch the ‘Evzones’ (Greek soldiers in traditional uniform) I then slowly made my way to the Acropolis.

Around the foothills of The Acropolis,there is quite a lot of life at night.

I could see people everywhere, I assumed that there must have been something at the theatre. As it happens,there was something on at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, which was built in the 2nd century AD by money donated from Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herod, a member of an important Athenian family.

Imagine that? This building wad one of the last to be built in ancient times, yet it has been there for EIGHTEEN CENTURIES! !!

The Acropolis

The Acropolis

The Acropolis

After wandering around in awe if this magnificence for a while, I wandered further along and I cam to. Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill) Although it was now dark, I knew that I would have a wonderful view of The Acropolis from there. I made my way to the top and slowly moved closer to the edge, I just wanted that tree to be a little further out of my shot. One final step to my left, and my left foot was in the air, in my eagerness to get my shot,I nearly stepped over the edge of a sheer drop!

Anyway, I got an amazing shot and I will be posting it along with many others very soon.

   LATEST ARTICLES

Couple travelling the world
Cole and Dawn are travelling the world, one year at a time. I met them at The Mill Bar, in Read more.
Logical Woman DESTROYS Feminists with FACTS
  This is a real lady, in the true sense of the word and with all the respect that accompanies Read more.
MILO Leaves Australian Muslim Activist In Sobbing Heap
  It's quite entertaining to see Milo humiliate an ignorant Snowflake who is passionate about something they know so little Read more.
Acid Attacks – A worldwide problem
  Acid attacks happen across the world and it affects women disproportionally. Although it is also unacceptable when acid violence Read more.
Katie Hopkins – Our Final Stand for The West
  No matter what the political classes are telling us, we are approaching the time where we will have to Read more.
GLOBAL COMPACT FOR SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULAR MIGRATION
The Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, will be meeting in Morocco on 10 and 11 December 2018, Read more.
Photography Basics – Filters
Filters can make a massive difference to your photography, be it still or Video. In this video I look at Read more.
Photography Basics Depth of Field
  Depth of field is the area of an image that is in focus, for example, if you focus on Read more.
Photography Basics Exposure
  Understanding the exposure triangle is one of the first technical points that you need to understand when you get Read more.
British property buyer loses money in Cyprus
  SUBSCRIBE to Beyond Contempt  Read what the Cyprus Property News reported on this case HERE Transcript  http://www.beyondcontempt.com/transcr... Read more.
Cheap Camera Stabiliser
https://youtu.be/tLxnN43tF_4   I tried this cheap camera stabiliser from Ebay. Although it can take a DSLR, trying to balance the Read more.
A Petition for a Sex Offender’s register in Cyprus
https://youtu.be/AOuXJB_KCx4   Why does Cyprus need a Sex Offender's Register? Tue 25Th Sep 2 boys aged 11 school Larnaca, they Read more.
The Implications of the Cyprus co-op deal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1NwS3rFOJQ&feature=youtu.be   So, the Cyprus Co-op (CCB) is no more! Years of bad management, reckless lending and illegal unenforceable loans Read more.
Further funding for Madeleine McCann
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRsD9HBLDts NO REQUEST MADE Madeleine McCann probe blow as Home Office DENIES police have requested more cash to hunt for Read more.
Wild donkeys make a comeback in Cyprus
APOSTOLOS ANDREAS, Cyprus - Left behind by technology and cast aside during war, feral donkeys are munching their way to Read more.
Sex Offender Pardoned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SxkYRbmv-s&t=11s A Paedophile was pardoned by the president, released from prison and allowed to return to live in the village Read more.
The conspiracy against E-Cigarettes?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW4duMgxEIo Although not harmless, the evidence is unequivocal that vaping is much safer than smoking. But misinformation and scaremongering could Read more.
‘Child molester pardoned to live in same area as victim’
The Cyprus Mail reports that a man convicted of sexually abusing a minor along with his wife, for FOUR YEARS Read more.
Istanbul pogrom 1955
The events of September 1955 The Istanbul pogrom, also known as the Istanbul riots or September events (Greek: Σεπτεμβριανά Septemvriana, Read more.
A quick trip to Wales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAojjWfpAKI I went on a flying visit to Wales on Business and therefor I didn't really have time to stop Read more.

Follow Me