Written on the Wall – Crisis in Greece

There is a Greek song that talks about a street that had its own story, someone had written it with paint on the wall.

Walking around some of the major towns in Greece, it doesn’t take long to realise that the economic crisis lives everywhere, not just in the homes and wallets of the people but also on the buildings and on the walls where the dissatisfaction towards the Greek government, the police and the general crisis is expressed in the form of graffiti.

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Cops pigs murderers

Cops pigs murderers

Hatred for the bosses solidarity for the immigrants

Hatred for the bosses solidarity for the immigrants

Clearly we don't but we can be sarcastic too

Clearly we don’t but we can be sarcastic too

Apart from the writing on the walls the crisis is very obvious in other things too like the appearance of pawn brokers, which spring in every corner like flowers in spring. We buy your gold.

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The most obvious sign though that requires no knowledge of the Greek reality or language is this padlock and the amount of shops which have now seized to do businessGreek Crisis

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Three apartments, one for  rent and another for sale

Three apartments, one for rent and another for sale

Plutos (wealth) is a comedy play by Asristophane in which Plutos is a blind beggar. Couldn’t help but see the reality of this in the advertisement of the play in the centre of a Greek town.

Wealth We may be poor in terms of material wealth but we will never be poor in terms of this

Greece

and this, neither of which no crisis can take away from us.Greece

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About delightfullypeculiar

I'm Vasi, Greek living in the U.K. I wouldn't call this blog my sewing journey but an attempt to make and do the things that make me happy, sewing being one of them.
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