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Eight Shots From Ermoupoli

One aspect of the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge that I've really enjoyed so far is that it's provided a good opportunity to revisit photos that I haven't looked at for quite some time. These photos of Ermoupoli are but one example of several that were hidden away on dusty external hard drives and in forgotten corners of my flickr account that will be…
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Athens Ashes

You won't find these in brochures from the Greek National Tourism Board. Received these pics today from my friend Valia in Athens, shot over the past few days…
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November pic(k)s

What do you think about when staring out into the open sea? This was taken on the Hellenic Seaways Nissos Chios, heading from Syros to Piraeus, one of about a…
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Off Season: Syros Notebook II

Last Tuesday, The Guardian reported that the incoming president of The Maldives will implement a plan through which a portion of the Islands’ tourism revenue will be diverted into a fund set aside for the purchase of a new homeland should the archipelago disappear because of global warming. The threat is obvious, real, and immediate. Not counting…
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Cats, Sick Bags and Paradise: Syros Notebook

Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece -- During a ride from Athens Airport to Mati, near Marathon, on Friday, I passed by several smallish packs of what appeared to be wild dogs. They were roaming aimlessly and lazily, on small patches of land, ignored plots of overgrown grass and dry brush that apparently double as informal garbage dumps, between the four…
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