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A city which forgot how to smile by StamatisGR A city which forgot how to smile by StamatisGR
Part of my latest "Streets of Athens" post: A city which forgot how to smile with 17 new images.

"Strolling in Athens during Christmas holidays 2012. In places where once was safe to stroll, in places where itís not wise anymore to stroll. Athens, a city full of cops, a city greatly missed by its citizens."

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A-teinna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello dear member of :iconthepeopleavenue:

your beautiful photo has been featured in our latest journal about Street Portraiture and Spontaneous Portraits; [link]

Congrats Stam and thanks for sharing :wave:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much dear! :)
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope there's more to smile about in the coming year. Let's hope it's a :iconhnyplz: for you & yours :hug:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
I hope so too Will. Hope dies last they say :lol:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:fingerscrossed: Take care :hug:
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badnan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
polu kalh :D
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
Σ ευχαριστώ!
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Jsvn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Your work is very striking. very moving. I've been reading a lot about what's happening to Greek people. Very sad
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much Jen. What is today happening to greek people may as well happen to any other people tomorrow. World is changing.
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Jsvn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
indeed it is happening here just not (yet) on such a terrible scale. But it's the same thing. Neoliberalism and crisis. People are already forgetting about Greece now that it's not in the news, but they shouldn't.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Photographer
Neoliberalism indeed :nod:
and more countries will soon find out what this means.
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Just-a-Witness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
excellent shot, contrasts, composition, impact, everything!:)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wishing all the best for the new year, Stamati!
More smiles for thecity... :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Μακάρι φίλε μου, μακάρι.
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lightdrafter Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Hmm! Find me one which didn't...
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Auckland?
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lightdrafter Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Sounds like a place to be..
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
love it! :clap:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :)
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NunoCanha Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Blacks, whites, shadow, light, exit point... Intriguing.
:clap:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
obrigado!
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NunoCanha Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
τίποτα!
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myraincheck Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This is the first time I see this kind of photo from you, with so much black and only a couple of highlighted spots. I love this one, the woman alone and the door with many people framed inside it. Intriguing photo :clap:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you! The door is actually a mirror and the figure on the left is moi :giggle:
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Greek-pan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Πανεμορφος συνδυασμος εικονας και τιτλου.
Εξαιρετικη.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Ευχαριστώ!
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Bagigi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Great portrait Stamatis, so dark but the light in the background...
a hope for all of us!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Grazie mille!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photograph is beautiful, Samatis! :dalove: You captured the concerned mistrust on her facial expression in a beautiful way :hug: ... The lighting on this picture is intriguing to me, I keep looking at it and love the details I'm able to see, like the black furr on her jacket, you managed to make it stand out even when it's on top of a black background! :wow: ... That's a really good angle to me! :nod:
I visited the link on your description and I must tell you that the photograph that was the most compelling to me, was the one tittled "Robocops patrolling" ... such a lovely neighborhood, and the couple walking on the street like that ... They seem so "adapted" to the view of those cops patrolling the streets! :facepalm: ... It made me kinda sad when I saw it :iconsadhugplz:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for visiting my blog, Eve! :)
It is sad indeed to consider riot cops patrolling a natural part of everyday life.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconaawplz:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great stuff!!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome my friend
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sags Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Not really much to smile about ??:(
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Nope :)
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arslanalp Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
one of the best
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Tesekkurler komsu!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Poly kalh;)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Σ ευχαριστώ!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Na'sai kala:hug:
Kalh Xronia;)
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Will check it later,this is great start mate,top capture :clap:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Photographer
Thanks heaps Jonny!
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