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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #1
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Greek London

Greek forumer Neorion promised me that he would stop slagging off Britain in Euroscrapers if I took a few photos of Greek London for him (I live in Bayswater near the St Sophia Greek church on Moscow Road). He told me a few places to go and here is the result. I'm not much of a photographer and I only have my crappy little compact camera. The light was also somewhat harsh today but anyway it gives you an idea.


Moscow Road is home to St Sophia's Greek church which is an important centre for the Greek community in Bayswater.






St Sophia's church is very impressive inside. When Greece won the Euro football the area erupted with celebrating Greeks. I was touched when one drunken reveller kissed an image on the door of this church.


































There are quite a few Greek restaurants and other businesses along this street and neighbouring streets.


















This is the Hellenic Centre on Paddington Street in Marylebone - about a kilometre away from Moscow Road in Bayswater.










Nearby is a Greek restaurant that Neorion assures me is very good.






Here are a few bonus shots that I took on my way to work. Bayswater near Lancaster Gate:








James Street restaurants. The outdoor terraces are reopening with the warmer weather - but apparently we will get a foot of snow this weekend?






Oxford Street is always busy.



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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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Wow Lovely Church shots!!!
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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:19 AM   #3
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^ I agree. Nice street scene!
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Old March 17th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Sometimes you can be a naughty little monkey, but one thing's for sure, these are great pictures.

Bravo!
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Old March 26th, 2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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very nice pictures
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Old March 26th, 2008, 09:33 PM   #6
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Nice pics!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #7
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neorion what a forumer. maybe i should take pictures of greek churchs in turkey to shut him up also.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #8
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nice Greek restaurant there
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Old March 27th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #9
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Theres another Greek cathedral in Camberwell alongside a sizeable community. The largest Greek/Cypriot area is the Lanes in Haringey. As you go down the street you come across the Kurdish shops, then the Turkish, then the Greeks at the end in Southgate.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #10
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Very interesting places!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #11
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What the??

This thread is old and was originally in Euroscapers, unless it was duplicated here as well?. But anyway, Monkey who has another username now AFAIK was exaggerating and we have a good rapport.

@ Doukan, I can post pics of Greek churches in Istanbul, there's many (obviously for historical reasons), including one right near Taksim, but there's a few other threads floating around showing them.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 03:17 AM   #12
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That church is stunning!
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very nice.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #14
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London is beautiful.
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Nice and interesting indeed!
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Old February 13th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #16
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Wonderful photos. When I am in London, I shall try these places when I feel like Greek!
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