Typically, I post pictures of the Greek countryside, seafront and other tranquil spaces that I enjoy. Last Sunday we spent the day in Kozani and I decided to take photos along my afternoon walk in order to share with you what one might see when visiting the city center.
Parking is always a challenge in the center.
This building looks appears to be uninhabited and the signs of closed businesses are still visible.
Abandoned store fronts become a great place to advertise, naturally.
Sidewalks can be very narrow in the city. Because of this, people are often forced to walk in the street.
The front of a produce shop that was closed since it was Sunday.
In the platiya (πλατεία) or the city center, there was a very small yet peaceful demonstration marking the one year anniversary of the Greek riots. The riots were sparked when a fifteen year- old student, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, was fatally shot by a police officer.
Although many streets in the center are reserved for pedestrians, it's typical for a delivery bike to pass by.
A window on an old-boarded up home. What I find fascinating about some old homes is that they seem fairly compressed. I feel so tall standing next to them!
Kosta in front of a traditional Greek home. You can see that it's actually adjoined to the apartment building next to it.
This is the back of the home.
A nativity scene in the center.
During the summer months these pedestrian thoroughfares are filled with tables and bustling with action.
And finally, me in front of Kozani's clock tower. I have taken numerous photos of the clock tower over the span of 20 years but have very few, if any, informal ones. This tower also serves as a background for many of our wedding and baptism photos.