I took these back when we still had a lab that developed slide film in Nicosia, so it was many years ago. (Five? More? Time goes by so fast when you live so close to a black hole.)
I barely remember the trip. The whole slide film is a series of shots from the plane. The takeoff at (the old) Larnaca Airport, pictures of the coast, and clouds and sunshine from the plane window, then landing at Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens.
Then there are these six shots from the Parthenon at dusk.
These days whenever I hear something about Greece it’s all sad. The country, it seems, is under attack. Bankers and corporate barbarians at the gates. Nazis in government. And too many people either supporting or tolerating evil. (Any number supporting Nazis is too many.) Just writing a sentence with the word ‘Nazis’ in present tense boggles my mind. Have we gone back in time? Are we living in a Philip K. Dick novel?
So now I’m going back to looking at my pretty slides.
The Parthenon is 2,450 years old.
It’s my favorite place in Athens.
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