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This is the famous Agora (market) of the surrounding area in the Athens OAKA Olympic Complex designed by architect Calatrava.

Calatrava created the Agora, a curving promenade running along the northern edge of the site with 99 tubular, vaulted steel arches. These anchor a 200,000-square-foot (18,600-square-meter) pedestrian arcade and connect to a beautifully landscaped band of water and trees.

The curving Agora defines a semicircular, central gathering place, the Plaza of the Nations. This area was built to accommodate as many as 300,000 people in a setting resembling a sloping, landscaped amphitheater. More than the other structures, arguably, the Plaza of the Nations would remain useful to nearby residents of the northern suburban area of Athens.

I was lucky to find the pools full of water, therefore I was able to catch these nice reflections. Right opposite to this is my previous picture which is taken just five minutes earlier.

Here you can find an older shot of this exact spot.

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Additional Photos by Stella Leivadi (stelli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 92 N: 420] (3009)
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