Architecture, Europe, Greece, History, Photography, Travel

Hellenikon

Originally a 2014 story published in the online edition of International Business Times UK, these pictures of an abandoned Hellenikon airport, Athens are very telling. The airport was built in 1938, used as a Nazi Luftwaffe base during World War Two. Afterwards, by the United States Air Force.

History took it´s course for this airport in 2001 when it closed, to make way for a more modern one prior to the 2004 Olympics. Myself, having never been to this airport I can only use my imagination while looking at the pictures. For former travelers these pictures might have a nostalgic flair, evoking memories like waiting at the gate for the flight. Regardless, they possess a raw quality. athens-ghost-airport

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athens-ghost-airport-6Images and information via: ibtimes.co.uk, credit: Reuters

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City, Fall, Norway, Oslo, Outside, Sunset, Walking

Sunset and the city

Wandering among Christmas decorations wearing a black, chic coat gave a pre-taste of December. The air cold but still friendly enough for some time outside admiring the different shades of fall, indeed a nice treat. Numerous leaves decorated the sidewalks with their summer coat tossed away, opting for a fresh yellow and brown hue.

It all ended blissfully gazing towards the sunset sitting down at my favorite spot in the city, together with many strangers capturing it on their phones and cameras. Fall is not as bad when admiring such a sight, little needed for a moment of happiness. A sunset is really all it takes.
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Images by: Kajsa J. Andersen

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