I am of Greek-Cypriot descent, and I spent all my teenage years living in Athens. Now that I live in London, all I hear about Greece is bad news about the economy…but that hasn’t affected the scenery! It’s still the same, beautiful place! That gives me comfort, and hope.
1. A typical landscape: Mountains rising from the sea. By Halasi Zolt
2. Athenian urban sprawl: Gritty, but always colourful. By Thanasis Anastasiou
3. Athens at dawn: The old industrial zone, Gazi, now a nightlife hub. Greeks go out at midnight and stay out until the sun comes up. I remember the birds singing to me on my way home. By Stathis Stavrianos
5. I can practically hear the crickets. I really long for this landscape. You have no idea how much I miss it. Photo by Clemens Koppensteiner.
This Sunday, March 25th, Is Greek Independance day. This date commemorates the beginning of Greek revolution from the Ottoman empire, in 1821.