Athens documentary, B&W

black & white photos of city's people and places
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Μικρό αγόρι, υπαίθριος πωλητής, παίρνει ένα σύντομο μεσημεριανό υπνάκο, έξω από το Ζάππειο Μέγαρο της Αθήνας (συλλογή Κωστή Ηλ. Παπαδάκη)

Μικρό αγόρι, υπαίθριος πωλητής, παίρνει ένα σύντομο μεσημεριανό υπνάκο, έξω από το Ζάππειο Μέγαρο της Αθήνας (συλλογή Κωστή Ηλ. Παπαδάκη)

1953 ~ "Star Hellas" beauty pageant winner posing under the Acropolis

1953 ~ "Star Hellas" beauty pageant winner posing under the Acropolis

1926 ~ "Antigone" play at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens

Athens 1926 ~ "Antigone" play at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

1926 ~ Soldiers in front of the Herodion Theatre, under the Acropolis (photo by Grasser Franz)

1926 ~ Soldiers in front of the Herodion Theatre, under the Acropolis (photo by Grasser Franz)

1900 ~ National Technical University of Athens (Polytechnio)

1900 ~ National Technical University of Athens (Polytechnio)

1896 - French Olympic Cyclists Léon Flameng and Paul Masson. Athens 1896. Games of the I Olympiad. French compatriot cyclists Léon Flameng and Paul Masson. Between them they won 6 medals in the track cycling events (gold in the 100km, silver in the 10 km and bronze in the sprint events for Flameng ; three times gold in the 10km, 1km and sprint events for Masson).

Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics Games from 5 to 21 August This makes it the first South American country to have ever hosted the Games. So we’ve put together a few other facts that you might not have been aware of

September 1964 - Omonia square after the royal wedding of Constantine and Anne Marie

September 1964 - Omonia square after the royal wedding of Constantine and Anne Marie

1907 - Frederick Boissonas photographing the Parthenon

1907 - Frederick Boissonas photographing the Parthenon!

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