Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A stroll around Kolonaki


 
A delightful stroll around Kolonaki last week. We took the bus to Syntagma and then
 
 
 

 
walked up Pindarou Street. This neo-classical building is very charming - such intricate plasterwork!
 
 
 

 
 
On Alopekis Street we came upon this modernist glass building sandwiched between two neo-classical ones: a good development, I think
 
 
 


the building on the left of the development





with an abstract sculpture on the grounds





and the building on the right.

 
 
 
 
We then walked past Cake, a coffee shop, and I loved this scene: friends sharing a table, one sitting inside, the other outside





Sweet Alchemy, our next stop




 
delicious cakes, pastries and chocolate
 

 
 


cakes wrapped in multi-coloured cloth





dried fruit





and lots of Easter eggs.





We then went to Aithousa Technis Athinon, to see the work of Marc Raymond: sculpture, decoupage and monochrome prints - clean lines reminiscent of Bauhaus and the constructivists.




 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 






 
Next stop was Astrolavos Gallery in Dexameni to view Giorgos Papakarmezis exhibition 'Understand Atlas'.
 
 


 
Atlas II




 
C II
 
 


 
On our way to Haritos Street we stopped at the top of these steps to look at the view
 
 
 

 
zooming in
 

 
 


We just had to go in Les Connaisseurs as we were passing the shop





where the displays are always interesting




 
I am very taken with these ceramic hens
 

 
 

 
which are dotted everywhere around the shop
 
 
 


around Easter time




 
very tastefully arranged
 

 
 

 
I think they're wonderful
 

 
 


as are these ceramic birds




 
lots of eggs around as well.
 

 
 


Some street art further down the road





When we reached the square, business was as usual - tons of people sitting in cafes, enjoying the sunshine








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