Thursday, 17 July 2008
Agious Apostolous: the old military training site
Yesterday's post showed an old photograph, taken more than 45 years ago, of my mother standing on some rocks facing a military training site. These buildings are still standing, albeit in a state of ruinous decline. Had they been privately owned, there would now be a cafe-bar or a hotel in this area. Since they are state-owned, they've been left to rot, nobody showing interest to maintain them as a historical site, not even as an investment. Every day from May until September, the place is crawling with people looking for some refreshing shade. The people are locals, Greeks from other areas, and Northern Europeans. Why were the installations left in ruins? And why haven't they been torn down so that we don't have to watch their gradual erosion? I wonder what the authorities could say about this situation.