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Postcard from Athens

November 15, 2011

I came across this building around the corner from my hotel in Athens. It reminds me of the image that would appear on television when I was growing up in South Africa in the early days of the country’s tv broadcasts. It usually signaled a problem with the broadcast before normal programming resumed.
In Greece, it is very appropriate image in the current political climate. The normal political structure has been suspended and replaced with a temporary government of national unity to try fix the country’s economic crisis. The politicians need to agree to implement a tough austerity programme before Greece will receive the next tranche of bailout money which it so desperately needs to pay it’s bills. Only then can the political programme resume with the holding of elections to choose a new government.

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2 Responses to “Postcard from Athens”

  1. Johnny says:

    That’s a great picture and, I agree, very fitting to the current political and economic climate in Greece. It’s great to see a statement like this through public art/graffiti. A sanctioned mural or not? Who knows.

  2. Johan says:

    Hi Kelvin… that used to meen “bugger off, its time for bed!!”.

    Great picture btw.

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