What visitor of past centuries Greece has not traveled across the space between the port of Piraeus and the Acropolis? What careful observer today does not see that the site has hardly changed: from the escarpments of the Acropolis, he takes a direct view of the sea and descends the gentle slope of the “basin” taken between Hymettus and Aigaleo to the coves of Piraeus. This articulation of the hinterland and the maritime space constructs the economic space, whether it is a question of ancient Athens which built the “Long Walls”, of the Bavarian city which finds the old route building as soon as 1836 the new one, or of the current metropolis.
Bournova E., Gouzi V.,. (2023) Going down Piraeus Street: the metamorphoses of a street, witness of industrial Greece, in Maloutas T., Spyrellis S. (eds) Athens Social Atlas. Digital compendium of texts and visual material