Οld Athens in Color

A series of rare color photos of Athens and its people from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, found in the excellent Facebook page "Μια φορά και ένα καιρό ήταν μια υπέροχη πόλη, η Αθήνα"

 

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River Ilissos near Vourvahi street in Kallirois.

 

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A tram on Panepistimiou Street, 1945, photo James C. "Wabbit" Hare.

 

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August 1960, Monastiraki, outside the metro station. Photo: Elva Art Hunting

 

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Syntagma Square, 1950- 1953, traffic wardens with gifts. Photo by Avery Clark.

 

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1950: A sunny day at Aghia Eirini square.

 

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Public market in Xenokratous Street, 1960.

 

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Klafthmonos square, 1960.

 

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Areos Park, 1960.

 

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Chafteia 1966. Photo, Konrard Helbing

 

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1960 Panepistimiou Street, from above.

 

 

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Omonia, 1960.

 

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1970, Syntagma Square

 

 

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1970, View of the Acropolis from "Dionysos" restaurant.

 

 

Michael Argyropoulos

 

Τhe last emperor and the queen
A visit to the Zolotas residence