Photographer's Note

An artwork at the Metro of Athens,in Syntagna square.
Strolling the tunnels of the Athens Metro and looking towards the ceiling for a moment,I saw these umbrellas searching the way... to escape from their 'prison'.
The side shapes are reflections from the glittering surface of the place that is found this artwork.
I hope to like it, sorry but I don't know the real name of the synthesis, or even more the artist.

Athens Metro

The Athens Metro (or, more correctly, Attiko Metro) is an underground rapid transit system serving Athens. It is constructed and owned by Attiko Metro S.A.


Blue and Red lines
Construction of Metro Lines 2 and 3 began in November 1991 to decrease traffic congestion and clean up the environment by reducing Athens' smog level. Lines 2 and 3, constructed by Attiko Metro S.A. and operated by Attiko Metro Operations Company S.A. and known as red and blue lines respectively, were inaugurated in January 2000 and as of 2009 have 27 stations between them, not counting the OSE stations on the Airport line. Line 3 reached the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in summer 2004 and Egaleo in May 2007. All three Metro lines connect with Proastiakos, the Athens Suburban Railway and the tram system. The length of the blue line (line 3) as of April 2008 is 16.4 km[3] not including the suburban railway part to the airport, or as of February 2008 around 39.6 km including the 21.2 km of the line that it shares with the suburban railway system of Athens. The length of the red line (line 2) as of February 2008 is around 11.5 km[citation needed] or 10.9 km[3] as of April 2008. This brings the overall length of the green, red and blue lines to approximately 77 km.
An automatic train supervision system (ATS) and a passenger information system (PIS) maded by Alstom cover the whole network.

Ticketing policy
Tickets are purchased for single journeys and are valid for 90 minutes after it has been validated and can be used on the network (lines 1, 2 and 3), as well as in most other means of public transport in Athens including buses, trolleybuses, trams, and the urban part of the suburban railway (between Piraeus, Magoula and Koropi stations, excluding the airport). Passengers must validate their tickets at the machines at the entrance to the station from which the journey starts.
There are daily and weekly tickets, as well as monthly cards which also apply for all means of public transport in Athens. Fares are checked frequently. Passengers who fail to show a validated ticket or a monthly card are required to pay 60 times the price of a standard ticket.

Airport fares
Travel to and from the Athens International Airport requires a special 6 euros ticket. Return tickets are also available , as well as two- and three-person one-way tickets.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13663 W: 293 N: 27485] (110407)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2009-11-14
  • Categories: Arte
  • Camera: Panasonic ZS3
  • Exposição: f/3.3, 1/60 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-08 22:44
  • Favoritos: 4 [ver]
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