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Cocktail Hour Approaches. Hotel Xenia, Amnisos (Αμνίσος, Κρήτη) Crete.

05-11-2009 · Comments (14)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Ektar  

OK, another from the wonderful Motel Xenia. I almost didn't return on this trip, but, was glad that I did as I found areas of the complex that had been locked up previously. 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! 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.

I stood on the 66 Hwy
Wisteria, Magnolia beside the green line track
Said Don't Come Back
I found myself standing on the mountain
Beneath my full moon heart
John Henry split this heart split this full moon heart
Swing the heaviest hammer you got
Hit this one out of the park
He says boy what you going to do
With your heart in two
If its good enough
But only if its good enough
Half I'm going to use
To pay this band
Half I'm saving because I'm going to owe them

Listening to: "John Henry Split My Heart" (Magnolia Electric Co) - Songs: Ohia

Mark Sink - Wet Plates

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