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Roofs of Piraeus 15 August 2009

Posted by Troels in : Making of the Archaeological Record, Photography , trackback

I dug out some old photos taken on the roofs of Piraeus back in 2004. These roofs (and the life that takes place there), quite typical of many Mediterranean cities, have always fascinated me. At a quite trivial level, I guess my fascination (at least in part) stems from a Northern European envy of the pleasures of Mediterranean outdoor life. At another, the use of roof top space reminds me of certain prehistoric sites, such as Çatalhöyük (I’m especially fascinated by the endless numbers of stairs that are found on the roofs of Greek condominiums). And yes, part of my fascination is definitely also rooted in a profoundly archaeological interest in the processes of decay and site formation.

Piræus' tage
Piraeus. Photo: TMK, October 2004.

Piræus' tage

Piraeus. Photo: TMK, October 2004.

Piræus' tage

Piraeus. Photo: TMK, October 2004.

Piræus' tage
Piraeus. Photo: TMK, October 2004.

Piræus' tage

Piraeus. Photo: TMK, October 2004.

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