Monday, November 13, 2006

Alexandras Avenue.


Since ancient times Greeks have being
living in both sides of the Aegean Archipelago,
for more than two millennia before
the arrival of the Turks.
After the Turkish conquest, Greeks of Anatolia
faced centuries of ethnic cleansing and
forcible conversion to Islam.
Both sides had made many
mistakes and one of the result
of this fight was the burn of Smirni in 1922
- now the Turks called Izmir.
My grandfather and his family were Greek
who lived in Smirni and after the 'disaster'
they became refugees in Athens.
For some of Smirni refugees
the state gave them a new house (decate 1930)
Look at them now!
Most of them are empty,
some others (second photo) accomodate
our new refugees from other countries.
What a same!
***Tomorrow I have a super suprise!***

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5 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

Superb photos Selena, superb. Especially the one up top.

Monday, November 13, 2006 2:51:00 PM  
Blogger Rodney said...

Wow! Nice colors and great story.

Monday, November 13, 2006 9:34:00 PM  
Blogger Marcyƛ said...

I can't find any words to tell how I like it!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 1:54:00 AM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

I love your laundry photos. Fantastic!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 2:17:00 AM  
Anonymous JOhn - Melbourne said...

Sensational colours and textures, you are doing so well. Congrats!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 1:56:00 PM  

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