The creative effervescence in the kitchen area at the Ethniki Asfalistiki complex had little to do with culinary delights as Lakis Gavalas, the day’s “resident chef,” put the final touches on the bags-for-hats gracing the heads of the exclusively male models.
“Even if someone had this kind of money, they would never come across these works. They are no longer on the market,” Greek artist Pavlos once said of the stunning art collection amassed by Greek shipowner Basil Goulandris.
The third installment of the Open House Athens initiative, aimed at acquainting the general public with different styles of architecture to be found around the Greek capital, will this year include tours of dozens of public and private buildings normally closed to the public.
A Polish soap bubble artist performs on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in the historic center of Athens. Piotr Ostrowski, 31, gave up his job at a recording studio in Poland six months ago to travel the world, funding his journey along the way by putting on soap bubble spectacles in public spaces using two selfie sticks and what he calls his ‘magic’ soap mixture. Ostrowski has been in Athens for a month and plans to stay at least another two weeks before continuing his journey, performing on the popular promenade every day until sunset. (Stelios Misinas/ANA-MPA)