Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hellenic Parliament


On one of the rare occasions when I left home without a camera, I got the opportunity to take a photo of an iconic building from an unusual angle. Luckily, my Nokia 5800 phone came to the rescue, so I can share this image with you.

This is Syntagma Square, in the centre of Athens. The yellow building in the middle of the photo is the Hellenic Parliament, previously a royal palace. The expance of green to the right hand side is the National Garden.

I took this photo from the top floor cafe of Public Store. I like it because it shows how close Athens is to the mountains. The range visible in the background is Ymittos (Hymettus), which lies along the east border of the city.

6 comments:

Jacob said...

This is a visual delight, and I, knowing nothing about Athens, really appreciated the commentary!

Sometimes phone cameras do a very nice job!

ρομπερτ said...

A very well done picture indeed. Please have a nice start into the new week.

daily athens

JM said...

I think I've never seen this perspective before, glad you've shown it.

Tinsie said...

@ Jacob: Can't complain. As an emergency measure, phone cameras are OK.

Glad you enjoyed the picture and the commentary. You can see a different view of the same building here.

@ Robert: Thank you and καλή εβδομάδα to you too!

@ JM: The rooftop cafe where I took this from only opened a year or so ago. Previously I don't think there was any space open to the public from where an aerial frontal view of the parliament could be snapped.

VP said...

A great view from the top, I really don't know how to take a picture with my phone...

Tinsie said...

Really easy - just press the camera button!