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Just Voices! Deserted Army Base. Prinias, Sitia (Πρινιάς, Σητεία, Κρήτη) Crete.

09-05-2009 · Comments (18)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

I contemplated a return to the US or a Holga Hip Shot, but, decided to stay with Crete, seeing as I have only just returned and have just spent 3 days bloody scanning! So, another photo from Crete is what you're gonna get! This is from a Greek army base that has long been deserted. From its elevation and location I am assuming that it was some sort of listening station or something. It is in the most wonderful location with views to die for. The decay seems in line with it closing perhaps at the end of the cold war in 1989 - I have no way of knowing, but, it seems about that old.
I remember the first time I went to this base, I wandered up this mountain trail thinking it is going to this village...bugger no! I arrived at the gate of what is obviously a military establishment. Heart in mouth it then becomes apparent it is deserted! OK I'm in....it had been pretty much stripped of any interest I have to say. The one saving grace of the place is that it is so remote that it hasn't been used as a public dump or a public toilet, as is the norm in my experience! I can't show you a map as Google maps doesn't seem to cover this area...well, they do, but, the top of the mountain is shrouded in cloud, which is rather fitting.

If God had a face what would it look like
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like heaven and in jesus and the saints and all the prophets

And yeah yeah god is great yeah yeah god is good
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home
He's trying to make his way home
Back up to heaven all alone
Nobody calling on the phone
Except for the pope maybe in rome

Listening to: "One of Us" (Relish) - Joan Osborne

Angela Bacon-Kidwell

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