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Open Hours, 0730 - 1600. Hotel Xenia, Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete.

18-10-2009 · Comments (14)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

I'm away for a few weeks and my normal free and stolen Wi-Fi has decided to bite back and piss about! Now, I'm not sure if it is because the whole of the village is stealing this connection or that the owner is making things difficult, but, it is as slow as a slow thing! I feel like I am working with a 16k modem on Windows 3.0! Now, I wouldn't mind that if this step back in time also enabled me to get younger, but, it doesn't. In fact it is ageing me, the distress of trying to make this damn thing work!

OK, another from the wonderful Motel Xenia. Located in Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete...derelict and beautiful. I know you have had the information below before but hey think about those poor unsuspecting first time visitors! I can't let them down...should one arrive! Anyway, there are a number in the series that can be seen easier if you pop over to Flickr.
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.

Could you grow a new heart
And could you run the distance
In the time that it takes
Before it all fell apart?

We fell through the cracks
Stole the sheets and burned the maps
Watched the smoke flying from the stacks
Before it all fell apart

Particles on the fringe
There's a heaviness, this stillness brings
Those twisted palms, oh how they swing
Telling tales, young breathless things

Things that move on
Left wandering where the mystery's gone

Listening to: "Grow A New Heart" (Oh, My Girl) - Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter

Matt Black

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