The Arch of Galerius

The Arch of Galerius II by V-Light
The Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda in the background


  Continuing my posts with the latest photos i took in Thessaloniki, today we have the famous Arch of Galerius. Build in 298 to 299 AD, it’s probably one of the most prominent monuments in the city. It also serves as a famous meeting point, maybe even more than the Aristotelous clock i posted yesterday, it really depends on who you ask.

  Located just next to the very busy road of Egnatia, the arch breaths and exists in the heart of the city’s center. People like to have their photos taken right under it and in this case you don’t wonder why. It might not be in the best condition but the arch is a tangible example of how the city used to be. You can make the imaginary line of where the city walls used to stand and how they ran down from the Eptapyrgio fortress up in the hills, to the Arch, to end at the White Tower right next to the sea.

The Arch of Galerius by V-Light
Local people call it “Kamara”, the Greek word for arch


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12 thoughts on “The Arch of Galerius

    1. It is indeed but it’s still too crowded for my taste. I always get too anxious with all the people running around and having to focus on the people i’m waiting for so i won’t miss them 😛 And unfortunately it’s usually occupied with junkies…The whole region around Kamara is full of junkies…

  1. Awesome. I like how it seems all cities have these meeting places, and if you were unaware of them, you could just notice at some point there’s a bunch of people standing around a statue looking bored.

    1. Hahaha 🙂 Exactly! They’ll be standing there, checking their mobile phones every few seconds, loudly exhaling with that bored look you mentioned. Maybe we should find such places all over the world and secretly record people and make a documentary about it 😛

  2. Nice clicks. Being an architecture student, your clicks are really helping me develop my architectural vocabulary. Thank You and keep going. Good Luck

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 I’m happy that you find my posts interesting. I really like architecture, if i didn’t study photography, i’d probably be an architect. I actually find buildings more interesting than people…i try to always keep them out of my photos 😛

    1. Hahaha, well the Metro is still under construction and i doubt it if they’ll ever finish it. The metal fences they put everywhere are really ugly and i didn’t want anything like that in my photos. I tried to take some nice snapshots of the city, to have a nice image of it when i’ll be in Vienna and might miss it 🙂

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