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Scraped Skin And Fantasies At The Motel Xenia, Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete

07-08-2007 · Comments (13)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Ilford XP2  

I'll start tonight by thanking all those that commented on yesterdays images. Not the most successful image comments wise that I have posted but perhaps some of the more interesting comments which is pretty cool as it is one of my favourites if not the favourite. Perhaps I'll dig into that 2002 trip and see if there are any more decent prints to scan.

Beautiful weather today which always stimulates nice thoughts. I managed to walk both ways and did it with the ipod. Prior to being made redundant I was always plugged into that thing but the six months off I kinda got out of the habit not doing the walk each day. Anyhow since the start of the new job I forgot all about it. We are now an item again and as if as a present for doing it one of my favourite tunes came up right away...couldn't find it on youtube to share with you so I uploaded it tonight....no video I'm afraid but for those of you who are in love with your dark side I think you will enjoy this one. Micah P. Hinson & The Gospel Of Progress from the the album of the same title and The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea. Why listen to a happy song when a sad one will do the trick...they serve both purposes.

Today's image is I'm afraid is a re-visit to the Motel Xenia. The link will take you to the images posted so far on my flickr page is you are interested. Here's a little information about the place...posted before, but if I have to re-post it to make you read it I will.
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.

Here's all that I have to give
I'll admit it's not a lot,
but it's all that I've got
to hang myself with
in hopes that you'll take notice of me
I've been waiting
so long
up in these trees
trying to hang myselfs with
thoughts of you
thoughts of me
I've been wishing so long
why can't you see?

Listening to: "The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea" Micah P. Hinson & The Gospel Of Progress

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