Photo Friday: Avyssinias Square

Photo Friday — By Paige Moore on September 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Photo by Paige Moore

There’s always a treasure hunt going on in the lower end of Monastiraki, but particularly at the end of Hephaestus Street, named for the lame god who crafted weapons and gifts for the Olympians. Avyssinias Square is where things once loved are piled into harum-scarum mountains and the curious, romantic, and knowledgeable seek out gold. Taking photos of the stacks of tea-cups and rows of brass trumpets, the sunlight changed and I looked up to find a fertility goddess.

Tags: Antiques, Athens, Avyssinias Square, Flea market, Greece, Monastiraki