Pittaki Street's transformation is the result of a collaboration between the Imagine the City association and the Beforelight creative studio. They teamed up to attract more pedestrians to the Psyrí neighbourhood, and turned this charmless industrial alley into a must-see for budding photographers. Together, they collected unwanted light fixtures from shop owners all around Athens in order to light up the dark recesses of the narrow street: Chinese lanterns, metal lamps, floral lampshades, chandeliers and stained-glass lamps… The variety of materials used stylishly and elegantly reflects the multicultural identity of the Greek capital.
Now a must-see area for passing visitors, Pittaki Street is a major hangout for budding and professional photographers alike, playing out all sorts of contrasts between the shops' colourful facades, the walls' pastel hues and the diversity of lights supplied by a generous city. What a successful makeover!
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