new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Friday, July 03, 2009

spiraling controversy

spiraling controversy
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two buildings obstruct the view between the acropolis museum and the acropolis itself, at the lower levels. this is a detail from one of them.

why haven't they been demolished? because they're historically valuable in their own rite. one art deco, one neoclassical (incidentally owned by vangelis), they were initially characterized and protected as historical buildings -- but their status has now changed.

it's a dilemma: some say that a direct line of vision for the acropolis and its museum takes precedence, and others believe that you can't seriously respect history yet destroy these works.

i could conceivably understand an argument for transferring them elsewhere -- otherwise, my view is that they should stay.

more info on ekathimerini and welcome to the new acropolis museum.

for this shot i was inspired by this lovely image by tasosdimo.
i've added its location on the map on my original flickr page.

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