Containerharbour In Timbaki, Part 1
Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:33 PM
Now now, there's no need to put me down - or to put down any visitor who enjoys and is moved by the ancient, incomparable monuments and beautiful parks you disparagingly call the "screensavers". I've seen a good deal of Athens that isn't on the tourist beat, but I don't pretend to "know" the city as those who live there do; and I'd like, and intend, to see more of it and know it better. I mentioned the Acropolis, Kerameikos, the Agora, the National Gardens, Lycabettos and the Areos Park and Plato's Academy in specific response to your claim that Athens lacks green space. It doesn't. There is plenty of green space. In that respect, perhaps I know and appreciate your city better than you do.
"I dont simply like what my city has become."
That is your loss. Your city is a great city, and it is still one of the safest cities, if not the safest, in Europe. Athens has a long way to go before catching up, crime-wise, with Chicago or New York. Or London, for that matter.
" I dont like to see container ships in the bay of Komos polluting the sea and the beach. It's as simple as that."
I don't either. I agree with you. I'm sure there are ways for Crete to survive and thrive other than by destroying its nature, heritage and beauty in the interests of profits for non-Cretans/Greeks.
Posted 25 January 2007 - 12:42 AM
Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:38 AM
It's not the number of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.
Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:57 AM
Qui bene dormiat
Qui non peccat
Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:18 AM
while Ton is enjoying his wine and resting his fingers from typing most of the messages in this endless thread, it is time that this thread is closed before it creates problems to the function of the forum because of its size.
The thread will be continued in "Containerharbour in Timbaki, Part 2"