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Retreat From The Heat! Minoan Prince Hotel, Ierapetra (Ιεράπετρα, Κρήτη) Crete

27-05-2008 · Comments (18)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Portra 160VC  

Well, I did even less on Monday as it rained even more! Bloody pissed down all day and was so cold in doors I had to resort to putting the central heating on. Which given the severe hike in prices over the last year was just stupid given it the end of May! That's almost summer right? I guess as it is still officially still spring I can sort of mentally justify it...even so. Anyway I did nothing other than sit. I did muster the energy to put together another gallery for the new web site.....which will be live any day now. I just need assistance in turning it live...it has enabled me to tweak a few more things though which has been good.
A first for me I am typing this in the morning, as in after bed, I'm not still up, I have slept! But for some damn reason I woke 2 hours earlier than usual which means I'll be dead on me feet later. I have to say I feel ready for bed now...how will I manage 4 hours at work? No I don't know either.

Today's image is the second interior from the Minoan Prince Hotel. I had been trying to gain access for the last few trips but without forcing my way in...well this last trip I found an open door! It was very dark and I really held out no hope for the three shots I took and yet they all seem kinda good. Obviously not long out of business but already fading fast. I was surprised to find that there is still a website in existence for it! Take a look here at the home page and see the hotel in it's former glory! Call me weird but I kind of preferred how I found it...gracefully decaying. It looked as if it had been closed for ages but the web page suggests otherwise. For those of you with an interest here is an aerial view as well. A return visit at some stage soon I would think!

licorice tattoo turned a gun metal blue scrawled across the shoulders
of a dying town the one eyed jacks across the railroad tracks
and the scar on its belly pulled a stranger passing through
he was a juvenile delinquent never learned how to behave
but the cops would never think to look in
burma shave
and the road was like a ribbon and the moon was like a bone
he didn't seem to be like any guy she'd ever known
he kinda looked like farley granger with his hair slicked back
she says i'm a sucker for a fella in a cowboy hat
how far are you going he said depends on what you mean
he says i'm only stopping here to get some gasoline
I'm guess I'm going thataway just as long as it's paved
i guess you'd say i'm on my way to
burma shave

Listening to: "Burma Shave" (Foreign Affairs) - Tom Waits

Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin

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