During the coronavirus pandemic, a time when death, illness and uncertainty dominate headlines, gardeners nurture life.
Thousands of colourful plants have beautified many different corners of Athens in recent weeks, both in the centre and in its neighbourhoods.
The restrictive lockdown measures have facilitated the workers of the Municipality of Athens with green thumbs, to intensify plantings across the Greek capital.
Flowers are stubbornly beautiful and once the restrictive coronavirus lockdown measures are eased, Athenians will be able to enjoy a more beautiful and friendly city, filled with colour.
“Today, perhaps more than ever, we have a need for colour and light in the city. We want to eliminate the shadow of the pandemic with greenery, with the care of public space in all neighbourhoods. We continue to work for Athens, which welcomes Spring, well-groomed and clean in every corner,” Athens mayor Kostas Bakogiannis stated.