The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens (podcast version)

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ON SPOTIFY: They say that the history of a city is written in its buildings. The buildings are the witnesses of the events that took place in the history of a city. There are buildings in our city that we pass every day, stood there forever and are part of our…

More Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city

When we published the article on Street Art in Athens three months ago, we knew we had left out some equally favourite works. Meanwhile, we discovered some works that had escaped our attention and also others that were created recently. This is the magic of this art, its constant dialogue with the city and its…

Ο Παπαδιαμάντης στην Αθήνα – Αναζητώντας τα βήματα του “αγίου των γραμμάτων”

Τὸ ἐπ’ ἐμοί, ἐνόσω ζῶ καὶ ἀναπνέω καὶ σωφρονῶ, δεν θὰ παύσω πάντοτε, ἰδίως δὲ κατὰ τάς πανεκλάμπρους ταύτας ἡμέρας, νὰ ὑμνῷ μετὰ λατρείας τὸν Χριστόν μου, να περιγράφω μετ’ ἔρωτος τὴν φύσιν καὶ να ζωγραφῶ μετὰ στοργῆς τὰ γνήσια ἑλληνικὰ ἤθη. Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης. Ο Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Σκιάθος, 4 Μαρτίου 1851 – Σκιάθος, 3 Ιανουαρίου…

Papadiamantis in Athens – Tracing the footsteps of the “saint of letters”

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] As long as I live and breathe and be sensible, I will not stop praising my Christ, lovingly describing nature and painting with affection the genuine Greek customs. Alexandros Papadiamantis. Alexandros Papadiamantis / Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Skiathos, March 4, 1851 – Skiathos, January 3, 1911) is one…

Street Art in Athens – Drawing a portrait of the city

People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly. Banksy, Wall and Piece Street art is a form of art that is created and displayed in public places. According to Wikipedia : “Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is intended to make a personal statement about…

The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

They say that the history of a city is written in its buildings. The buildings are the witnesses of the events that took place in the history of a city. There are buildings in our city that we pass every day, stood there forever and are part of our daily lives. Have we ever thought…

Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Outdoor sculpture has been everywhere in cities since antiquity. Sculptures have been made and adorned public spaces, buildings and private houses. Their purpose is to remind us of important historical events or people, but they are also used for religious and decorative purposes. Some of them, although very important at the time they were made,…