Thessaloniki waterfront II

Hello my friends πŸ˜€

Β  I’ve been busy editing the photos i took during my last visit in Thessaloniki. Most of them were under clear blue sky, which makes it harder for me, as i’m used to process my photos a certain way for dark and cloudy skies. I’ll be posting some individual photos until i finish with the editing and then i’ll make a big post πŸ™‚

Β  So this is the renovated waterfront. I really like this part, it used to be concrete slabs, mostly crooked and broken in many places. This definitely looks modern and more sophisticated. The little water pools are illuminated at night, which creates a beautiful effect. The marble elements create a nice contrast and give out a bit of the classic Greek character. At the edge of the water, there’s an installation of a big steel moon. The moon is also illuminated at night and it’s visible from quite a distance.

Β  Today we have 36C and the temperature keeps rising, so if those marble pools were actual pools, i’d just sit in there with my lemon iced tea and not move a finger πŸ˜›


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15 thoughts on “Thessaloniki waterfront II

    1. πŸ™‚ I think i might have a photo of it, still in the old waterfront though, i’ll look for it. Either way i will add this to my list of must do shots when i go to Thessaloniki again πŸ™‚

  1. Wow – this shot could be on the cover of Architectural Digest – very nice rendering of the waterfront – the color palette reminds me of a David Hockney painting. Great work Alex!

    1. Thank you Robert πŸ™‚ It’s hard to photograph a place that is being photographed a thousand times a single day and make it look different. I treated this as if it were a pool deck at a seaside hotel πŸ˜› Secretly i was wishing i could go for a swim in there. So much sea around the city and you cannot dive in 😦

    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you Lia. Some parts of the new waterfront are very nice, some others i don’t like at all. I’ll look into my archives if maybe i can find some old photos of the same places and do a before and after post πŸ™‚

    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you Mitza! That part was very nicely done, i really like it. In some other parts though, their tries to do something modern doesn’t seem to match very well with the rest of the environment.

        1. I totally agree with you! Most part of the new waterfront is concrete and gray…like the city is not gray enough… I’d prefer more plants, trees and wooden constructions. At some parts it used to be like that and instead of just taking care of what was already there, they had to cut the trees and place concrete where it used to be grass…

          1. Sometimes I think people without brains are planning such things. How can human beings feel good being surrounded only by concrete? You have such beautiful flowers, plants and trees in Greece. Regards Mitza

            1. Yes, it is really a shame. Those designs were probably made like 20-30 years ago and they only got through recently. Greek bureaucracy at its best! They could make an environmental conscious and easy to sustain waterfront. Solar powered lights etc… If they wanted to make something modern, they could’ve at least try…

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