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Derelict: Afternoon Glow At Hotel Armilos Gournes (Γούρνες, Κρήτη) Crete.

31-01-2008 · Comments (11)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Portra 160VC  

Well, I worked a full 8 hours today. I'll tell you it's not pleasant at all. I knew I was never designed to spend so much time doing stuff for others for very little money. It really leaves a nasty taste in ones mouth I think. Still it went without incident and I guess I'll recover pretty soon.
Following up from my telling you about my forthcoming trip to Crete the weather has turned very cold there and they have at quite a bit of snow at elevation. I'm sure the people who live there are not pleased about it but me I don't live there all the time so I'm pretty pissed to have missed it. I guess there is still time for more before the end of the month and I have no doubt that the higher peaks will be capped which will be very pretty.

Don't forget to pop over to the annual Photomedia Center Holga show. I have two images up for grabs but you will find a whole bunch of familiar faces over there and some fantastic Holga shots. Just say Phil sent you.

Another day another derelict hotel. The first shots of the derelict Hotel Armilos which is situated in Gournes (Γούρνες), not far from the odd American masts I posted a short while ago. Not many photos taken here as the site was a little tricky to shoot. It looked as if at some stage there had been a bad fire, whether that was the cause of it's demise or perhaps it was an insurance job because the place was failing! I have to say it's not in a very pleasant position sandwiched between two roads, combine that with lots of new hotels you can see how the small one man operator can be easily squeezed out! Here is an aerial shot of the area, just pan out if you need to get a fix of lovely blue water.

Kissed my sweetheart by the chinaball tree
Everything I done is between God and me
Only He will judge how my time was spent
Twenty - nine days of sinnin'
And forty to repent

The horse is steady but the horse is blind
Wicked are the branches on the tree of mankind
Roots grow upward and the branches grow down
It's much too late to throw the dice again
I've found

I'm gonna take the sins of my father
Take the sins of my mother
Gonna take the sins of my brother
Down to the pond

Listening to: "Sins Of My Father" (Real Gone) - Tom Waits

Amy Stein

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