Under the Acropolis


The Monastiraki neighborhood located in the heart of Athens beneath the Acropolis has been hard hit by the Greek economic crisis. But the art and design group beforelight has collaborated with local residents and businesses to transform the dark and gloomy Pittaki Street into a cozy, welcoming space.


Reprising their “Under a Different Light” project, beforelight worked with local volunteers to gather, rewire and hang old lamps and light fixtures above the narrow street.




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3 Responses to Under the Acropolis

  1. RigoHC says:

    That is so Beautiful! I would love to live in a real community like that

  2. Beautiful but how does this original street lighting system behave when it is raining? Yes I know, you will tell me it is never raining in Athens 🙂

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