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No Smoking! Deserted Army Base. Prinias, Sitia (Πρινιάς, Σητεία, Κρήτη) Crete.

06-06-2009 · Comments (12)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

Finally the weather has turned shit. It is England after all. There are never more than a few days of lovely weather on the trot, still, if it's raining I have the perfect excuse to sit on my ass. Not that I have never needed an excuse to do that.
Another from the 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.

This is the next century
Where the Universal's free
You can find it anywhere
Yes, the future's been sold
Every night we're gone
And to karaoke songs
How we like to sing along
Though the words are wrong

It really, really, really could happen
Yes, it really, really, really could happen
When the days they seem to fall through you
Well, just let them go

No-one here is alone
Satellite's in every home
Yes, the Universal's here
Here for everyone
Every paper that you read
Says tomorrow's your lucky day
Well, here's your lucky day

It really, really, really could happen
Yes, it really, really, really could happen
If the days they seem to fall through you
Well, just let them go

Listening to: "The Universal" (The Great Escape) - Blur

Andrew Miksys

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