Sunday, May 27, 2007

Small Museums in Metro Stations

When I came in Greece, I noticed one peculiar thing. The price of one way metro ticket is normally 70 pence in Athens, but if taken from the centre metro stations (Syntagma, Omonia, Acropolis etc) the price is 80 pence. Well, initially I thought about the congestion, as lots of tourists come here, this extra 10 pence is surcharge. But the surcharge is taken for the maintenance of the stations, which is equipped with small museums in its walls.

For an example, I have just put up pics of two stations. Syntagma station (above) being the heart of Athens contains many archaeological substances, whereas acropolis metro station (below) is next to Acropolis, so it has also some prehistoric elements and pictures in the metro station.

These are free museums in miniature. Isn’t it amazing!! The picture above is of my brother, who came to Athens last month for a short trip.


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7 comments:

Kalyan said...

Some beautifully captured & composed shots especially the first one is just wonderful.

Pijush said...

@Kalyan, Thanks for the comment, first one is one of the first set of photos I have taken with my new digital camera.

Mridula said...

The concept does sound beautiful.

Sigma said...

Wow! this sounds really interesting.
You know, once I saw an exhibition of Teapots at San Francisco airport. And you wont believe the kind of things that were there! teapots shaped like people, trees, and even robots!

Pijush said...

@Mridula, Thanks..

@Sigma, Thanks for sharing your experience, I will share some more in next one

AJEYA RAO said...

Amazing Pictures

Pijush said...

@Ajeya, Welcome to my blog, keep coming. Thanks for visiting.