Prosfygika Athens




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Athens is a city of style, art, architecture and history thus finding a place to shoot an editorial look is not a hard job if you know where to look.
I am exploring the history of the city with my photographer who is a native and also a descent of the Greeks who came from Konstantinopoli.

We shoot this look at the historic Prosfygika housing complex.
Here is a short historical background and I hope you all like this kind of post taking you to a Athenian tour. I also attached a video to show you all the interior of the complex.
Fashion , Architecture and History are all forms of Art that affect our social and personal growth.

Wearing: Dress/ River Island, Sunnies/ Vintage Giafranco Ferre, Bag/ Vintage Escada, Scarf/ DVF, Shoes/Migato, Belt/ Dorothy Perkins.

The centrally located eight-building housing complex known as "Prosfygika" in Athens, was built in the 1930s, to accommodate some of the 1.5 million Greeks who were displaced by a 1923 population exchange with Turkey.
Prosfygika's dwellings are a mix of state-owned and private units.
Some of these flats are still owned and inhabited by descendants of Greek refugees.
The majority of the apartments are owned by the Greek State that has abandoned them and thus nowadays has become a haven for squatters and drug addicts as well as immigrants trying to cross into northern Europe.
The historic housing complex is flat-roofed and boxy, typical of the German Bauhaus school of design, and is considered as an architectural monument.
It has been shelled during the Greek civil war in 1944, threatened with demolition and became such an eyesore, that it was covered by a massive sheet during the 2004 Athens Olympics.


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32 comments:

  1. Love it <3

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  2. I can imagine that Athens is a stunning city for photographs. Would love to take photos there some day. You look lovely!

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  3. Loving your sandals!!


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  4. Fab pictures; such a pretty dress! And great that you chose to shoot in such an interesting area of Athens.


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  5. Lookin' so chic!

    LOve the dress

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  6. esmeralda evangelistaJune 4, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Lovely dress! Very chic outfit.
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  7. So pretty! Gorgeous dress and model and I love the doorway colors!

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  8. Love these pics!!! Especially the one by the car ;)

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  9. I love everything about this post, the outfit, the colors, the scene. EVERYTHING!

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  10. That is also one of my fave! Thank you Alicia!

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  11. Thanks Jill! I am the model and I am flattered!

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  12. Thank you Cheryl and you are always welcome to visit!

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  13. Beauty you! Such a great shooting wish an outstanding location. If ever visit Athens, I wanna go there too. Have a wonderful weekend my girl! xo

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  14. Yes, yes, yes, this shots are definitely editorial and babe, you are werking it. You look amazing and i love your dress. I would really love to visit Greece someday.

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  15. Very interesting to know more about the historical housing complex. These photos are magnificent, and you look amazing by the way!
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  16. Martina BoncanoskaJune 6, 2015 at 1:52 AM

    That's one lovely dress! You look amazing <3

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  17. Wow what a story. I hope someone can come by and restore it to its former glory - without destroying its essence. If you get what I mean :o)

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  18. You look gorgeous!
    My grandpa was a refugee too.

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  19. Η πρωτη φωτογραφία σου μου αρεσει πολύ κορίτσι!


    Ειχα δει πριν χρωνια ενα ντοκυμαντέρ σχετικά με την αρχιτεκτονικη των προσφυγικών.
    ΕΙναι μεγαλή κριμα που δεν τα εχουν ανακαινίσει... εχουν φοβερη διαρυθμιση και έχουν σχεδιαστει παο πολυ καλουν αρχιτεκτονες.


    Προχτες το μεσημερι περναγα απο τις πολυκατοικιες των προσφυγικών στην Λ. Αλεξανδρας.

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  20. gorgeous outfit and photos! i love the sandals x

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  21. I hope so too Sonia! I totally get you!

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  22. Your dress is stunning! Love it on you! xx

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  23. I love how you dress!! Stunning! Love to connect with you:)
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  24. So in love with the shape of this knit. Something like a bold and sexy like Cali Diamond's Cali Gold at http:www.calidiamond.com/#!store/c1bll

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  25. amazing look!

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