Monday, 26 January 2009
Fuel for the winter
Heating a home in the winter can be expensive, no matter how cheap fuel is. This house is found in a row of low-rise apartment blocks in the centre of the town. Although modern housing has simplified the process of heating a home, it hasn't brought the costs down. Most people in Greece rely on oil for heating, which we all know can never be relied on for price. Someone here is using wood, but not necessarily in a fireplace. A lot of people (mainly in rented homes) still use old style furnaces, with an element on top which can act as a cooker.
This photo hides a lot of aspects of Greek life - badly maintained inner city housing (usually rented out to economic immigrants), exposed water taps and meters, and motorcycles parked on the footpath, which means pedestrians have to walk on the road.