One Winter afternoon, I took a quiet and lazy walk around Bit Bazaar. Located along Eleftheriou Venizeliou road, and a block away from the Ancient Roman Agora-Forum, this place has something in store for vintage enthusiasts. At night, the Bit Bazaar restaurant-cafe area is busy. It is a cool place to hang out for food and drinks so it’s quite popular with students. But the highlight of this place is it’s 80’s and 90’s atmosphere. During daytime, one can see the vintage and antique shops open for business.
SOME ANTIQUE, SOME VINTAGE FOR SALE
A VIEW OF THE STREET
AN ANTIQUE & VINTAGE SHOP
I love this shop! Later on, I had a long talk with the owner about the shop’s history.
THE OWNER OF PALAIOPOLEIO
A WINTER WALK
After I left Bit Bazaar, I went back to Dikastirion Square. With a warm coffee on the other hand, I enjoyed the fine winter afternoon walk in the city. Every now and then I stopped to take photos. People were walking with their dogs, children with their parents hand in hand – these were nice scenes for me. Thankfully so far, I haven’t noticed drunk foreigners sitting on the grass or lying on benches. Probably because it’s Winter and they can’t stay outside the cold, hahaha! To no surprise, the pigeons were doing their usual activities.
I thought I should check an old church, but it was close so I took a few photos of its outside interior. This one is famous for its brick-colored architecture.
THE CHURCH OF PANAGIA CHALKEDEON
Also known as “Red church” it was built in 1028 A.D on an ancient site (Hephaestus Temple) which was part of the Ancient Roman Agora. It literally means “Copper makers of the Holy Mary”. In Thessaloniki, it is the only surviving Middle Byzantine temple.
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*All photos were from 2012 Winter*