With or without wind, Greece is the country of couch forestry experts, bribery, unregulated construction, a convoluted land title system, pseudo-academic agronomy, budget cuts to fire services and forest protection, deflective party politics and myopic media coverage.
Running as fast as he can to an exit, stepping on his laces, rushing past a woman his mum knows, tripping on the penultimate step, getting hissed at by a bunch of gypsy kittens. He stops and gives his hot palm to the wall.
Pedestrians, December 2020
Thoughts on comfort goods, indulgence and guilt.
3 in English, 3 in Greek.
Arriving at Pangrati around 8pm, I took out a miniature key to open the antique shop. Two of the table lamps and a Glam ‘70s palm tree with LED lighting are kept on throughout the night, so that passers-by take a look – especially on weekends, when they park for the bars nearby. The shop…
What are family photos trying to say? A mix of fact and myth, a source of meaning and personal identity, nobody said memory was reliable. Nobody said you made it up.
For the incompletely cool or the uncool. If you’re completely cool, these words never went together. “The word has no single meaning”, according to Wikipedia, because of its constantly changing connotations and adjectival uses. This is, simply, laziness. We can situate coolness. We just have to try. Cool, as we said, is a matter of…
I have never seen anything more golden than the London Central Mosque’s dome in stormy weather.