June 19, 2016

Fascinating Vintage Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Athens in 1966

Athens of the 1960s is a city in transition. Change is happening at an unprecedented pace in keeping with the exponential growth rate of the country.

From 1955 to 1965, Athens has revamped a large percentage of its infrastructure, admitted thousands of internal migrants and sprawled to previously unbuilt areas of Attica. Mass construction creates and maintains jobs, provides housing for the new populations and alters the historic traits of the capital, but at the same time it contributes to the modernization of everyday life and the consolidation of Athens as a metropolis.

Here are 38 fascinating vintage color photographs capture street scenes of Athens in 1966:


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