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Hiding Behind The Mask Of The Hotel Xenia, Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete.

12-06-2008 · Comments (13)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Portra 160VC  

God where does the time go? The weeks seem to skim by. Part of me likes it as it get me to the things I look forward to more quickly but the other part just sees life slipping between my fingers. And yet a year lasted for ever when you were 12 and wanted to be a teenager. Crazy, I guess the best thing to do is try and do it today as much as you can because as far as we can tell there is no tomorrow just the dreams. Cheerful aren't I! Sorry wasn't saying it to sound morose.....have actually been a good mood for quite a while...stand back and wait for Jan to read the post she's bound to have a slant on how bloody cheerful I am or aren't
Anyway picked up more film yesterday and some interesting images to add to my 'old people from the hip with a plastic camera' series, also had a little wander today and managed to finish off a colour film. I seem to have been using black and white in the Holga for quite a while now so thought it time to shoot a bit of colour with her especially given all that summer colour going on. I swear I spotted a few blue rinses today and a rather stylish elderly gentleman with a pink plastic rose in his hat!

Yeah, yeah! I know you are probably fed up to the back teeth with the bloody Hotel Xenia series. I'm sure there is still a lot of potential there and so will probably continue to bore you for some time to come. I know I have told you all about it before but for those who are first time visitors (don't get to many of those) it is located in Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete...derelict and beautiful. Anyway, there are a number in the series that can be seen easier if you pop over to Flickr or to my new site. 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 from 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.

Gwendolyn I wonder what you'd've called them
I think a name you might choose is Nobody's Blues
You see when you are just a kid
They think you won't remember what they did
they think you won't remember...But you did
Then you learned how to say "Everything you love
Tries to get away
Everything you love finally does
"Its finally looking good up there our skyline
See how if fits right in there with heaven
The constellations and Comiskey's lights
Two old friends in the night
Who always knew they would if they could
Meet one last time in the old neighbourhood
Hey wait a minute things ain't looking that good
Its getting quiet and the light's getting dim
This ain't like no place I've ever been
What kind of trouble am I in?
Oh Gwen, here they come again
It's nobody's Blues
Here they come again

Listening to: "Peoria Lunch Box Blues" (Songs: Ohia) - Magnolia Electric Co

Marc Gouby

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