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04 December 2011

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Savvas Tzionis

Look at all those great outdoors scenes. Its Black and White, yet the sun shines through and is always uplifting.

With so many movies set outdoors, I came up with an idea where all around Athens and Attica a series of still frames from famous films could be placed to indicate the spot where the scene was filmed.

I think that is the last thing on everyone's mind in Greece at the moment.

Stavros

Savva,

I was always stunned by the wide streets and boulevards devoid of all the choking traffic. Athens was cleaner and on a much more human scale. Most of all there was space. Progress is sometimes illusory.

Savvas Tzionis

Perhaps like Los Angeles must have been in the old days. Go to youtube and look at some of the old vision. Type in Pacific Electric.

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  • Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you're destined for. But don't hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you're old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you've gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. Without her you wouldn't have set out. She has nothing left to give you now. And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean. C. P. Cavafy

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