Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Just another boring Monday.

Well, Monday was a rush and was I exhausted at the end of it. In between teaching I managed to wander the city and come across heroin dens in an abandoned army camp, a forlorn grain complex gradually succumbing to nature and massive abandoned silos that which I explored while trying not not to fall through the mass of holes seemingly drilled at random in the floors.

Then I bumped into a massive memorial rally about the atrocities committed by the Ottomans in 1915 where local bishop, Anthimos railed against , well, just about everyone who wasn't Greek while rent-a-thug ultra-nationalists in the crowd chanted stuff about burning Turkish villages.

Bishop Anthimos and Thea halo

Later as was about to go home I followed marchers who then went onto the Turkish consulate and in between hundreds of riot police who'd blocked of Agiou Dimitriou street and the advancing marchers took some pictures.

Just another boring Monday in the Balkans answer to Disneyland.

Manic Monday - Bangles

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