Monday 13 February 2012


We watch in horror as the violent clashes on the streets of Athens set fire to history, destroy lives, contribute to loss of civilisation. The common people still suffer as a peaceful demonstration has been converted to a rampage by the few anarchic elements whose aim is to destroy, loot, burn and destabilise. We hope the situation will be controlled that the crisis will be resolved.

A recollection of older times and quieter dispositions when the only enemy of the city was time. An enemy more subtle and gentle, whose embrace meant a soft and mellow death... Here is an old building in the old neighbourhood of Plaka, close to the Acropolis in Athens.

This post is part of the Monday Doorways meme.


  1. Nick - Linky actually added you twice, so «Louis» removed the duplicate. He doesn't know why Linky was not working correctly. Be that as it may, «Louts» thanks you for this fine contribution to Monday Doorways.

  2. This is so colorful and atmospheric. Lovely photo! Makes me feel that perhaps winter might actually pass.

  3. this is beautiful! age certainly gave this building character. the bougainvillea adds dimension to this photo. love it.

  4. Wonderful photo!
    Greetinsg from Poland.

  5. It's terrible to see what is happening in Athens, NIcholas. I certainly hope better days are ahead for Greece.
    THis is a beautiful photo, beautifully framed by the flowering vine.

  6. Wow....this is so beautiful. I would love to have this door and little balcony....but not in Greece, where so much sadness is happening.
    This photo is wonderful.
    xo bj

  7. Wow just an awesome photo. I love how you frame it. ^_^


  8. Very beautiful shot! Hope things in your country will soon ease.
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Happy day****


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