This is a place for ordinary photographs of life in Athens. The photo to the left, taken at the turn of the century and published in the Princeton Times in 1967, was described as a "common scene" for its day. "Ordinary" and "common" have ways of becoming rather exceptional, especially after some distance in time or place. Many of early photos we have found and placed below illustrate this point. The first collection documents road improvements and building the first sidewalks in Athens. There are also collections of townspeople, perspectives of landscapes, buildings, and ordinary things seen up close. Early activity on streets, walks, and neighborhoods is included.
You may have early photographs of Athens street scenes that you wish to contribute. Or more recent photographs. We have reserved space for a wide range of scenes, both old and recent. We are especially interested in locating street scene photos from Our Years, 1951-1969. Samples of these and more recent photos are provided below. If you have material to contribute, please contact us here.
Maintenance and Improvements
Roads, Streets and Walks
Street Scenes from Our Years
More Recent Photographs