Part of Odessa’s charm is always close, but never in plain sight. The city is famous for its hidden courtyards, and rightly so. This series of three shows the diversity of these hidden spots, of which countless examples can be found throughout the city.
Odessa is an important city historically, and its harbour still is an important one on the Black Sea. A lot of its architecture is based on Western European styles, but its rough edges are what make the city truly unique. This mixture of industry, infrastructure and abandoned buildings are central to this series.
Old Lada’s are still a common sight in Odessa, and they go well with the old city’s messy streets and courtyards. In Odessa, there is a surprise around every corner, but the Lada is a consistent element.
The historical center of Veliko Tarnovo pays little mind to the town’s importance to modern-day Bulgaria. Instead, its sleepy streets and stacked homes seem to have frozen in time.
Athens is a pretty rough-around-the-edges city, and it’s pretty rough on the inside as well. However, there is a small area on the foot of the Acropolis called Anafiotika, which resembles the Greek charm mostly associated with the country’s islands.