By Iera Odos, Markoni district, Orfeos and Agias Annis, Votanikos

vg b190 bw 25 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 20 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 16 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 14 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 13 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 12 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 09 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 08 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 05 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

vg b190 bw 01 str 2002 on the road at orfeos

 

These places are booming with life during the work day mornings  of the week. But even before the crisis this district looked bombed, if you looked closely, walking instead of driving,  with closed factories and shut down businesses. Only the few homes there looked alive in the afternoons and on weekends, like going back in the 50ies. They had plans to “revive” the district by building a football stadium and a mall and many other facilities. It was easier and more profitable than taking care of the people and owners there.  They simply let the district slip into chaos and ramble in order to buy it for peanuts to fulfill their nice “revival” plans.