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An Uncertain Future. Motel Xenia, Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete.

12-07-2007 · Comments (16)
Categories: Hasselblad SWC/M  Ilford XP2  

Shoot I am so knackered this week......I know I'm only working 4 hours a day but I am feeling the fact I haven't worked for 6 months. Back when I was working I was walking in and out of Bath each day which amounts to about 7 miles a day. So I did have a level of fitness, I guess being out of work I turned into a lazy SOB! The walking this week so far has left me exhausted, I'm sure I will get used to it. The thing I am most concerned about is the knee pain I am going through, I would expect to hurt but it is just my knees....it's a level walk as well. I'm sure it is an ageing thing, probably the onset of arthritis...my middle aged body is beginning to crumble.

I did take my first decent Polaroid pinhole tonight which was quite exciting. I was going to post it but I need time to scan it and assess whether I want to post a self portrait.....I have always been dead against posting photos of me but as I am not very recognisable I may...precious or what? Sorry I just hate the thought of a photo of me up here. Who knows, tomorrow I may post it.

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.

I am gradually pulling all of the Hotel Xenia photos together over at FlickR. If you have an interest then here are all of the photos I have posted so far of the Motel Xenia.

Listening to: "Tonight, Tonight" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness) - The Smashing Pumpkins

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