How can you forget about the 2004 Summer Olympics. I mean it has been a massive deal for a very long time. I have heard about this place for years now, and I have always wanted to visit. When I visited Athens I finally had the opportunity to check it out. Designed by one of my favorite architects Santiago Calatrava.
It was not until my last day in Athens that I made a trip down there. Actually I was on the way to the airport when I made a pit stop to see and photograph this place. I didn’t have time to visit all the other spots such as the Baseball stadium, Tennis courts and other swimming pools, but I did cover quite a bit of ground. I tried to go into the main stadium but unfortunately could not get in.
When you first get off the train, you get this really weird feeling, its quiet and somber. Walking in I could imagine the crowds of people rushing through the gates to see their country compete. It was just imagining, because the place is a ghost town.
At first view the place does not look that bad, but as you start exploring deeper and deeper you can see how the place was left to decay. I went into some rooms that were really destroyed, super creepy specially since this particular day was overcast and cold.
Recently the Greek government has stepped in and started slowly fixing it up and using it again. Talking to some locals they were very happy about the changes. Unfortunately you can still see and feel the emptiness of this place.
Do you have any memories of this place? Did you attend any of the games? Did you experience its rise and fall? I would love to hear some stories about this incredible place. If you have any please leave them on the comments below.
Florida Polytechnic University an epic architectural feat. It is no secret that I have a bit of an obsession with architecture, once I saw a photo of this place I wanted to visit right away. Lucky for me the opportunity presented itself and there I was. Once I arrived, I was intrigued by the design, it looks like a massive spacecraft laying in the middle of nowhere. Lucky for me there was no-one around and I had the entire place to my self, inside and outside.
Florida Poly was established on April 20, 2012, and it is located in Lakeland Florida, between Orlando and Tampa Florida. It focuses on careers in advanced fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was selected to design the campus’ first building.
Upon its arrival, I was stunned by what I saw. The Florida Polytechnic University looks like a spaceship that just landed from outer space. The closer you get to it, the better it looks. As I approached the front door, my jaw began to drop. It is such a cool building, I stood there in awe for a few minutes before picking up my camera to start taking photos.
If you ever get a chance to visit, stop by you will not be disappointed.
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The gear I used for all my photos: Drone DJI Mavic, Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm and a Nikon 24-85mm. A MeFOTO tripod and a wide angle is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.
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