Monday, 19 May 2008
Sun, sea and derelict houses
This sign is hanging above a real estate office for primarily non-Greek EU citizens from Northern Europe wanting to buy retirement homes in Crete. The room above the arch is basically part of a dilapidated old building; the boys playing under it are children of immigrants. The photo was taken in the Splantzia suburb of Hania, where tourists are likely to walk around in the 'romantic' alleys of the old town (which is why a lot of real estate agents base their offices in this area), completely oblivious to the social problems inherent to the region.