Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Upper City

Most of the people, when they come to Patras center, go to Ag Nikolaou pedestrian, plateia Giorgiou, marina. This part of Patras is called “the lower city” (gr. “κατο πολι”). A little less visited area is “the upper city” (gr. “ανο πολι”), maybe because everybody is lazy to walk up the stairs :-P Some of attractions to find there are the castle and roman amphitheatre. This area is probably more popular among young people and students. It has many narrow streets, old houses built in traditional way, cafés and restaurants, many of them with nice panoramic view of Patras (“the lower city”, the port, the bridge and the bay).

I took advantage of one sunny Saturday in October to have a walk there. I was hoping mainly for some nice panoramic photos of Patras, but I also took some of narrow streets of the neighborhood. The posted photo is one of them, taken while passing by the street below the castle. It’s just one of many streets going down from beneath the castle, with steep stairs, white painted houses, almost one on top of another, some laundry on the string, and a view in the background. This is exactly how the whole neighborhood looks like. I don’t even remember the name of the street as all of them seem the same for me. I like this part of Patras much more then crowded lower town.

Photo details: NIKON D70s, Aperture priority, f 1/8, 1/1250s, -0.3EV, f=27 mm (for 35mm), GIMP software

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