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A warm afternoon in Athens by StamatisGR A warm afternoon in Athens by StamatisGR
In front of the Acropolis rock, lies the old part of the city...
It's a great pleasure walking on these streets where the ancient meets the old and where you can forget the new...

Horizon
by EmmaSloane


Man-made wings sweep golden grids
against the glowing cage that stretches east
from Venice to Knidos.
These are early days and
if they oscillate in harmony,
conformed to the edges of a single thought,
that thought is marked for our illumination.

We may find ourselves sinking/we've always
been sinking into its hidden contours,
casting nets of silvered photons
in mockery of lesser light.

If no objections arise when the pale moon
greets Helios on such mornings, or if
improbable planes of simultaneous reflection
defy customary astronomies,
I don't think we will be surprised.

You know it has always been that way:
we may touch the Alps with curious fingers
from any unsafe distance, grazing peaked edges
grown solid, our fingers tracing
maps, the maps of tools and time
on stones that stand in now or former temples
that have weathered well.

Of these it was said we would mark out truth;
ore wrested from subterranean forays into
strip-mined culture; its subtext forged from
illusion and the burnished metal of ancient myth,
its finite edges brittle and suffused with saffron
and irony.

Knowing this, we stand at the precipice,
at a high, stony lookout, over seas of
ancient treachery and faulty memory,
wing-fanned air, gentle against cheek and lash,
swaying in a silence made of wind, wave and breath;
we look into the glittered distance, straining to know,
toward a vanishing point we seek when weary, for rest,
or perspective, for assurance.

In that sun-splashed morning, with nets
of silvered photons cast beyond our idea of it,
we look into the distance, unblinded
by simultaneous reflection.
We look to discover

no horizon,
no horizon,
there is no horizon
at all.





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inspirationcalls Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
amazing!το μνημείο σε συνδυασμό με τον ουρανό κλέβουν την παράσταση..!ΜΠΡΑΒΟ!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Photographer
merci beacoup!
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Marainne Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Νομίζω πως είναι η πιο ωραία photo της Αθήνας που έχω δει !
Φτιάχνουμε ένα τουριστικό website για οικογένειες και θα ήθελα να χρησιμοποιήσω την photo σου. Μπορείς να μου πεις ποια είναι η διαδικασία ? Γενικά πάντα σεβόμαστε την τέχνη και δεν κλέβουμε ποτέ φωτός, κείμενα... Περιμένω απάντηση σου !
Σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ !
Marianne
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Photographer
Σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για τα καλά σου λόγια!
Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσε η φωτογραφία μου.
Το site που φτιάχνετε είναι εμπορικό?
Έχεις κάποιο link να μου στείλεις?
Αν θέλεις, στείλε μου mail στο grafis1@gmail.com με περισσότερες πληροφορίες.
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:iconmarainne:
Marainne Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Σ ευχαριστώ  ! Θα σου στείλω πολύ σύντομα mail !
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing shot!!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   Photographer
:) 
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thinxUmissWhenUblink Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
καρτ-ποσταλ ΤΩΡΑ!
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:iconartamusica:
artamusica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now this is an amazing shot. What light! Fantastic!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconkatiannabanana:
KatiannaBanana Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
My mind has been blown. This is absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so very much! :)
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:icon928:
928 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Simply astounding
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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ouzo-portokali Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Σταμάτη καλημέρα,

είδα - βρήκα αυτό: [link]
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Photographer
Δε με εκπλήσσει Τάσο.
Την έχω δει σε καμιά πενηνταριά site μέχρι τώρα. :D
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ouzo-portokali Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Α, συνηθισμένος. ΟΚ!

Απλά θα μπορούσαν να γράφουν το όνομα του φωτογράφου, κι ένα ευχαριστώ δεν κοστίζει τίποτα :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Photographer
Φυσικά και θα μπορούσαν!
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konsnos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Wow, amazing!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconntipouan:
ntipouan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Beautiful. Ευχαριστώ !
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Photographer
:)
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:iconmangawhio:
mangawhio Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Other-worldly. Wow.
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Photographer
:)
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this too. What great lighting. And no pollution!
Where did you take this picture from? It has a fabulous view.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Photographer
It's been shot from an opposite hill, Lycabetus hill :)
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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phototems Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The picture is so beautiful and has so great colours in it. It has a certain calm mood in it and I just love it! I hope I could visit Athens some day... :+fav:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Photographer
I hope so too :)
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Drogul-le-Mogul Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I've been in Athens 20 years ago ! Great memories !
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Photographer
:)
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pyramidas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
HDR είναι?
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Photographer
:nod:
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jimfleming Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Magnificent and awe inspiring photo! A fitting companion for Emma's poetry :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   Photographer
Thank you so very much for your kind words!
I admire Emma's poetry and she likes my images.
Getting them together gave us a very pleasing result :)
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jimfleming Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
A wonderful combo! :)
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EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I cannot tell you how honored I am to see "Horizon" next to your beautiful image of Athens.
This and other of your photographs are featured here [link]

Thank you again!

Emma
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   Photographer
I told you they were going to make an excellent pair, didn't I? :)
You're very welcome! :rose:
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:iconemmasloane:
EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Yes you did, photo genius!

Your photography makes me very homesick. :heart:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   Photographer
This is great! it means that you'll soon come back home!
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EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Yes, certainly soon. It has already been too long, sadly.
The images are a great help, though!
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful. Stunning shot!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!
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daf-mark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
η φωτογραφια ειναι απλα απιστευτη, δεν χορταινεις να την κοιτας! εξαιρετικη!!!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Photographer
σ ευχαριστω πολυ Δάφνη!
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daf-mark Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
:)
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GacktoSanLover Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
wow I like this one very much! :D
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Photographer
I Just shared this picture with my friends in my recent journal feature.
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May 1, 2009, 7:06:28 PM
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