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Awaiting Its Fate. The Motel Xenia, Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete

30-05-2007 · Comments (16)
Categories: Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Portra 400  

So I laid off of the old photo and music vibe today.
Today was a good day.....Jan was off of work so we had a foray into town, she had a banking and shopping agenda me coffee and photos. It was chilly for the time of year but we had those wonderful fluffy billowy clouds that fill the heart of a photographer with hope and joy. We started off with coffee in Fopp. I love the place...not only do they supply good music at affordable prices but they now have a cafe where they sell double espressos for the price of a single...and even then it is cheap. £1 for a double so I have 4...what the hell. The staff always look at me like I am a nutter, of course you know better. Kinda sets me up for the day although I have to say when I am about to go out shooting I have to watch the twitchy finger problem. Four shots of espresso can come with problems.
Jan went on her merry way and I armed with the Holga and black and white film continued my quest to find a different slant on this already over photographed city. Lets just say it's a work in progress and I managed to shoot a few films off. So that set me up for a nice walk home along the canal to get home...a few drinks...a nice roasted free range chicken...it was a good day...yes it was a good day!

Today's image is yet another from my wander around the Motel Xenia...derelict and beautiful. I make no apologies...I love the place and feel good documenting it before it disappears. Designed by the architect Aris Konstandinidis (1913-1993). He worked for E.O.T (Greek Tourism Board) between 1957-1967. Today the motel just seems to sit and decay beautifully. I was back there at Easter to try and capture more of it's spirit before it is levelled!. I have even managed to find a decent aerial view of the place. So here is a map of the Motel Xenia. The cross shaped building is the centre of the complex.

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