Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chapel, Athens International Airport

Most, if not all the airports in the world, have a room dedicated to prayer. This is to calm any passenger who needs some time to themselves, before their flight. However, most of these rooms are merely basic rooms, with no depiction or religious affiliation. However, the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos has a beautiful, small chapel, which has magnificent modern Byzantine Icons, both on the walls and on panels, showing the Greek Orthodox Byzantine Art which has formed part of the ecclesiastical tradition of Greece. It does, nevertheless, maintain a very modern approach to the traditional artistic style of the Byzantine epoch. It is a good example of the Iconographic style maintained within the Orthodox World.  

1 comment:

  1. So peaceful and beautiful - thank you for these photos - I discovered the chapel some years ago, but have had difficulty finding out anything more about the frescoes or the artist......how inspiring that an AIRPORT should have such vision !