Faliro, Greece. The old Karaiskaki stadium and surrounding buildings, before the demolition. When it was a public stadium and not a private football field! For Luc Dewaele and his inspiring photos.

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A great year in front of us, as long as we remember the things in our past. And correct them.

Athens is a great city, due to the interesting history and the  monuments but it is also a city to avoid, which brings me to Luc’s wonderful blog. Here it is:  http://lucdewaele.wordpress.com/

And the blog of his digital class: http://fotodigitalenten.wordpress.com/

21 thoughts on “Faliro, Greece. The old Karaiskaki stadium and surrounding buildings, before the demolition. When it was a public stadium and not a private football field! For Luc Dewaele and his inspiring photos.

    • Thank you! One of the themes I had mixed emotions while doing. I loved the desolation but it made me sad at the same time. Maybe because I saw my first football game there in the mid eighties. Anyway, the photos were taken one day after Christmas the last year the old stadium was up. Then came the new football field and the new by-passes. And the field (not stadium anymore) was private. I don’t know why I did the barb wire photos. Maybe after seeing such photos somewhere, but since they are in the post, they work for me as well.

    • Thank you Eldin! I usually avoid publishing shadow portraits. They are so common and easy to do, but this one had some special weight and it forced me to publish it, and be first in line!

  1. I felt moved as I scrolled the photos. The graffiti scattered here and there, a few folks, the dogs, more graffiti, barbed wire – the windows, different angles of structures – the pile of dirt – the water with with the overgrown weeds in the parking lot – amazing experience.
    and seeing that autopsic noted a fav – well it is hard to select only one – but the one I paused the most with and went back to a few times – was the 6th one from the bottom – the horizontal lines of the parking spaces pull you into the building – and then the windows are all lined up with this balanced vertical feel – but of course it likely only spoke to me because it was with the others – and this mood was created –
    really great post!

    • Thank you for taking the time to go so thoroughly through the photos, for commenting and your kind words! Peculiarly, I have to admit that I stopped and saw this particular photo you mention (it is the 7th after all?). The perspective of the parking lines colliding on the solid dirty wall with the slightly bended (due to the wide angle lens) columns. I think this is one of my favorites as well.

      • Hi – thanks for the reply! and actually, my favorite one was not the 7th (even though I liked it – and nice to hear the data about the lens) – but counting from the top – my very fav was 32 (and 34) – and they still speak to me from the lot of 40!! 🙂 and when I scrolled again – I noticed some of those ramps – that used to carry probably thousands of cars during the time that this placed had hustle and bustle….. amazing how some buildings go out of fashion and become obsolete – and they sit as a reminder of a time much gone by….

        • OK, so it was the 6th from the bottom and the 8th as well! 😉 It is peculiar, getting out to photograph next day after Christmas. People usually stay home in their warm beds until late and since most everything is closed (boxing day) they don’t get out until later to visit friends or have a coffee, but at beautiful places. One of my dear friends that we used to go to photographic excursions, went down there at 6 pm and waited for the light to do its magic.
          I would have posted photos from the new football stadium but unfortunately I don’t like it a bit. 😉

          • well if you ever to “accidentally” get some footage of the stadium that now stands there, I would love to see them. Also, would you mind if I post a few of your pictures (with credit given of course) on my Tuesday Art blog. It is a blog I keep to post pictures for my weekly art classes, which I am not teaching this year, but I still have students peek in for art ideas and prompts.

            And the pics I want to use are 5th one from the top of the 6th post this year and then 8th and 9th photo from the 11th post – just kidding -just kidding – I don’t know the number – lol – but gosh, some of the pictures tie into the line theme I have been posting all week!

            • I have many photos of the new one as well, but just”passer-by” ones. I will try to locale them and create a post. If I don’t make it on time, I will send them to you via email. As for the use, go right ahead! But what art has to do with them? 😉 Thank you!

              • THANKS!! I will share more of my idea for the art connection later – have to run out now – and so I will touch base more in a couple days. thanks again. 😉
                ~y.

    • Many of my photos are from pre-blogging days! Better days I may add, although Athens has changed to the worse. Glad you liked Athens, it is a peculiar place to live.

    • We all knew it was condemned but hoped for something that all public could use. Thank you for your pick, I thought of massed up old news and how they fit with the stadium.

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