Monday, 2 June 2008

Something old, something new...

houses splantzia
Here's a colourful example of the old houses behind the old port area of Hania. Some are luckier than others, but that's just a natural part of the wear and tear process. The red one has been completely renovated and is now an architect's office.

These houses are very similar to the ones that were built by former Greek residents of Alexandria in Egypt, at a time when there was a Greek colony there. One of my wonderful students at MAICh told me that he was amazed at their similarity. The travelling Greeks always took their culture with them.


  1. Πολύ όμορφο. είναι ωραίο να δίνεις χρώμα στην πόλη σου

  2. I love the colour of the middle building!

  3. I do like to see buildings with some age and character be renovated and given a second chance. Sometimes we do get to see them on television that were is really sad shape and were brought back to like new status. Amazing to see the progress when it is happening.

    Thanks for the visit to my blog and for the comment you made there.