Hadrian’s Gate

Here is the second of the picture pairs: Behind Hadrian’s Gate, then and now… Click on the picture to go to the detailed page.

1930 - Hadrian's Gate - 2012

Hadrian’s Gate


A 80 year long historical journey around Athens

Welcome to my “Athens then and now” project.

George Parapantakis

George & Nafsika Parapantakis

I never met my paternal grandfather, he died in 1959, but I inherited from him a legacy of old photographs. Mostly stereoscopic (3D) glass plates.  Amongst those pictures are several characteristic sights of Athens, as it was in the ’30s.

In this project, I am trying to pay tribute to that legacy, by publishing side-by-side pictures of Athens as it was then and as I know it today. This is a long project, so I decided to use a blog format, to slowly build up the volume of work.

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