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Xenia Motel. Aris Konstandinidis (1913-1993) - Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete

15-01-2008 · Comments (18)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160S  Hasselblad SWC/M  

It's been a while since I posted a shot of the Motel Xenia in Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete...derelict and beautiful. I have photographed it on many occasions trying to capture as it gradually slips away and in the various seasons. If you want to see those posted so far it probably easier to pop over to Flickr. This is number 13 to be posted and I still have a few more up my sleeve. Designed by the architect ΑΡΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΙΔΗΣ (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 have no idea how long it has been empty nor how long it will be before they level the site. It's situated right on the beach front so one would think prime building land given that it is only about 15 minutes form the airport. 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.

Don't forget to pop over to the annual Photomedia Center Holga show. I have two images up for grabs which are The Bride Of Christ and The Shape Of Things To Come. Be sure to also check out all the other great photos that are on offer there.

I'd sell your heart to the junk-man baby for a buck, for a buck!
If you're looking for someone To pull you out of that ditch You're out of luck, you're out of luck
The ship is sinking, the ship is sinking, the ship is sinking
There's a leak, there's a leak In the boiler room,
The poor, the lame, the blind
Who are the ones left in charge?
Killers, thieves and Lawyers
God's away, God's away, God's away
On Business. Business.
God's away, God's away, God's away
On Business. Business.

Digging up the dead with A shovel and a pick It's a job, it's a job
Bloody moon rising with A plague and a flood Join the mob, join the mob
It's all over, it's all over, it's all over
There's a leak, there's a leak, In the boiler room
The poor, the lame, the blind
Who are the ones that we kept in charge?
Killers, thieves, and lawyers
God's away, God's away, God's away
On Business. Business.
God's away, God's away,
On Business. Business.

Listening to: "God's Away On Business" (Blood Money) - Tom Waits

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