Photos of the week: surrounded by fog

The weather was unusual yesterday. Though Athenian born and bred, I had never seen anything like the fog that covered the sea south of Athens a little before sundown.

Athens fog (1)

By sunset, the southern suburbs were swimming in a sea of mist.

Athens fog (3)

Only hilltops and the highest structures were visible it. A tall ship was sailing this sea of clouds.

Athens fog (4)

This morning the fog had engulfed the entire city. The entire Saronic gulf, islands and all, had vanished. Piraeus was nowhere to be seen.

Athens fog (8)

Athenians went about their business as usual, yet…

Athens fog (7)

…I was missing a familiar site outside my window. Where was the Acropolis?

Athens fog (6)

A little later, the sun had worked its magic, and the familiar landmark appeared again.

Athens fog (9)

Yet I will not forget this misty day that made Athens so different from what it usually is.

By Aristotle Koskinas, Greek Tourist Guide Posted in Uncategorized

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