Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sans Soleil

Just finished watching Chris Marker's 1983 Sans Soleil
scary but I remember watching this 20 years ago
in a film classat Sci-ARC
a sequence of sequences
perfectly narrated
scenes from a movie never made
which would have been called Sunless

next is La Jetée

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Goodbye Vacation (for now)

all images copied without permission from my friend
ΔεΡΙΖαματζορ Προμπλεμ Ιναουστραλια's facebook

some of them called Sketches for Liars toilets

somehow perfectly capturing the end and the anger of the everything that is summertime

Friday, August 21, 2009

Further Ruins on the west coast of the Peloponnese

I often heard about Olympia being a "magical place"which I always dismissed as a cliche
what is interesting about clichesis they are often based on the truth
the energy at Olympia is quite amazing,
makes you want to go into savasana and feel the vibrations
of the gently melting ruins
surprisingly made of seashells

Crossing a fantastic Dharma bridge, one returns to reality

and further ruins,

like this forgotten Xenia Motel just outside modern Olympia

overtaken by random greenery

you can almost recognize the Kostandinides detailing
cool color combos
all the furniture has already been ripped out
back on the coast, a windmill becomes a flowerpot

a bunker wants to have funthough it will probably just become a taverna
another semi-abandoned hotelHotel Arini,
part of the Kaifas lake complex

with a direct link to the other side of the lake
and the cave of thermal spirngs

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The interrupted Village of Winds

On a tip from fellow blogger "Tourist" we visited the abandoned seaside village of Anemochori
its nice to have friends who tell you where things are
the village is all houses on the sand, unfinished, broken

never lived in by anybody because it is not legal to build on the sand
even if its so fabuloussome of the houses drowned
others got wrapped in bamboo
this one became friends with a tree
this tree became a house
on the beach all you need is a line around you
lift you up to the horizon

while the sun sets behind the ruins