Monday, 19 May 2008

Athens Chic

Herodes Atticus street is one of the most beautiful in Athens. It is named after the Greek orator of the same name, a very wealthy and noble man. No wonder then that its inhabitants are rich and most of them of noble descent.
The ex-Royal, now Presidential palace as well as the Maximos building , housing the Prime Minister, can be found one block away on the same street. Below, the entrance to the Presidential Palace.

Typical entrance of an appartment building. This one by architect Staikos.

Staikos' descendant and interior of his apartment.

Mme Chandris, of the beau monde.

(All pistures above from K magazine).

When we visited Athens in the winter, we also toured that part of the city. Here are some more pictures of Embassies, Ministries and the leafy streets.


Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

I've never been to Greece, but you have definitely made me add it to my wish list:) Great post!

franki durbin said...

I remember seeing that palace. nice to know the history behind it. It was such a breath of fresh air compared to much of the city. Stunning!

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