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May 29, 2020

22 Fascinating Black and White Photos Capture Street Scenes of Athens in the 1970s

Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece. It dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.

Athens in 1973 and 1974 taken by Eddie Girdner

Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. It is a global city and one of the biggest economic centers in southeastern Europe.

Athens also has a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is both the largest passenger port in Europe, and the second largest in the world.

These fascinating black and white photos were taken by Eddie Girdner that show street scenes of Athens in 1973 and 1974.

Athens, Greece, 1973

Flea Market, Athens, Greece, 1973

Greek Orthodox Church, Athens, Greece, 1973

Icons in Flea Market, Athens, Greece, 1973

Old Church, Athens, Greece, 1973

At the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, 1974

At the Parthenon, Athens, Greece, 1974

At the Parthenon, Athens, Greece, 1974

Athens Street Scenes, Greece, 1974

Athens Street Scenes, Greece, 1974

Childhood, Athens, Greece, 1974

Church and Fountain, Athens, Greece, 1974

Church in Athens, Greece, 1974

Drachmas for the Poor, Athens, Greece, 1974

Flea Market, Athens, Greece, 1974

Fruit Market, Athens, Greece, 1974

Greek Newspapers, Athens, Greece, 1974

Lamb Gyros for Souvlaki (Greek version of Turkish Doner Kebab), Athens, Greece, 1974

Neighbors, Athens, Greece, 1974

Parthenon, Athens, Greece, 1974

Shoe Shine at Park, Athens, Greece, 1974

Strolling, Athens, Greece, 1974




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