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May 24, 2009
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100/1999 second
Focal Length
105 mm
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Date Taken
May 1, 2009, 7:06:28 PM
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...

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.

Thank you for your time to look at my picture, your kindness to comment on it
and your generosity to fav it. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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inspirationcalls Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
amazing!το μνημείο σε συνδυασμό με τον ουρανό κλέβουν την παράσταση..!ΜΠΡΑΒΟ!
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Photographer
merci beacoup!
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 !
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 με περισσότερες πληροφορίες.
Marainne Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Σ ευχαριστώ  ! Θα σου στείλω πολύ σύντομα mail !
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing shot!!
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   Photographer
thinxUmissWhenUblink Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
καρτ-ποσταλ ΤΩΡΑ!
artamusica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now this is an amazing shot. What light! Fantastic!
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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