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Peeling Paint. Deserted Army Base. Prinias, Sitia (Πρινιάς, Σητεία, Κρήτη) Crete.

01-11-2010 · Comments (8)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

Another from the Greek army base that has long been deserted. From its elevation and location I am assuming that it was some sort of listening station or something. It is in the most wonderful location with views to die for. The decay seems in line with it closing perhaps at the end of the cold war in 1989 - I have no way of knowing, but, it seems about that old.
I remember the first time I went to this base, I wandered up this mountain trail thinking it is going to this village...bugger no! I arrived at the gate of what is obviously a military establishment. Heart in mouth it then becomes apparent it is deserted! OK I'm in....it had been pretty much stripped of any interest I have to say. The one saving grace of the place is that it is so remote that it hasn't been used as a public dump or a public toilet, as is the norm in my experience! I can't show you a map as Google maps doesn't seem to cover this area...well, they do, but, the top of the mountain is shrouded in cloud, which is rather fitting.

This is the next century
Where the Universal's free
You can find it anywhere
Yes, the future's been sold
Every night we're gone

Listening to: "The Universal" (The Great Escape) - Blur

James D. Griffioen

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