A storm is coming

A storm is coming by V-Light
A thunderstorm is on it’s way! Photo taken just a few minutes ago capturing the view from my balcony p.s. I love me a good storm ❀

Hello my friends! πŸ™‚

Β  I’m sorry for my absence but i had some really annoying problems with my computer. My main hard disk failed and i had to buy a new one, install windows and all my programs from scratch only to have my computer freeze all the time because as i found out later my network adapter card was not compatible with a new update that windows had recently released. To make long story short, i spent too much time and energy to make my computer work again that i just needed a break from it all. Right now i’m re-organizing myself and my time so i can come back with lots of new projects πŸ™‚ I hope you’re all doing well. Tomorrow i’ll be checking on all the posts i missed all these days πŸ˜‰

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Kriopigi and the Toronean gulf

Kriopigi and the Toronean gulf by V-Light

Β  Well, i’ve been trying to find interesting views to photograph my village. Seeing the place you grew up and spend most of your life with different eyes can be very challenging but since i’m still trapped here, i have to make the best out of it. I really enjoy walking and hiking so i thought to try and cover the rural part of it, since the center doesn’t have anything worth seeing and remembering, it was just developed fast and ugly to accommodate tourists in the summer…

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OTE Tower: A story of neglect

OTE Tower by V-Light
The OTE Tower in Thessaloniki, Greece

Β  The OTE Tower is the second most recognizable building in Thessaloniki after the famous landmark the “White Tower”. At 70 meters height, it’s certainly a unique building with a very modern design considering that it was build in 1965. It was designed by Greek architect A. Anastasiadis and was opened in 1966. It was mainly used for broadcasts on a Greek Television network. Today it is used by the Cosmote cellular mobile telephone network.

70 meters tall, 4 levels
70 meters tall, 4 levels

 

Β  It’s has 4 compartments and each was designed for a specific use. There is an elevator in the center of the structure that makes it easy to access each floor. Of course there are stairs too but you must be feeling really brave to take them. There’s not much info about the usage of each level,Β  so i’ll quote what i remember. The lower level is used as storage space, the second level was supposed to be used for exhibitions but that rarely happens, the third level was the broadcast studio and the fourth level was always the most appealing one.

Β  On the fourth and highest level there’s a cafe/restaurant that has a rotating floor offering a 360 degree view of the city. It completes a full rotation in about 45 minutes if i remember correctly. While the view is really amazing and everyone should experience it at least once, there’s a big debate about the quality and the prices of the cafe/restaurant. The place seems to be dirty and is in a serious need for renovation. When it comes to prices paying 11 dollars for a cappuccino will certainly make you think twice about coming again. Most people won’t even think about it again…

The White Tower from the OTE Tower
The White Tower from the OTE Tower

 

View of the upper part of the town
View of the upper part of the town

 

Β  It’s a shame to see such a beautiful and unique building lose the charm it should have. But then again…It’s not the only building in Greece that is not treated as deserved…We have so much beauty and we let it fade away… People need to change and realize what they are wasting…Wasting a bright future is not something we should take lightly and i’m not only talking about buildings here. Wake up people…

"If i now know what love is...It's all your fault" I dedicate this to the city i love the most and i'll always come back no matter where life takes me...
“If i now know what love is…It’s all your fault”
I dedicate this to the city i love the most and i’ll always come back no matter where life takes me…

 

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