Skip to comments.Fire destroys neoclassical building in Piraeus [Greece]
Posted on 09/26/2012 8:31:48 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
A neoclassical building in Piraeus was completely destroyed in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday.
The building was situated next to the former Keranis factory in the area of Kaminia.
Nine fire vehicles and 27 firemen were fighting to contain the blaze.
According to early reports, the fire allegedly broke out as a result of activities carried out by homeless people who were occupying the premises. No injuries were reported.
Well, whatever they did.....They are once again “HOMELESS”.
Every time I see the name Piraeus, I think of the long walls from Athens to Piraeus which were pulled down after Sparta won the Peloponnesian War.
That is probably the most historical port in the world.
NEO-classical is from the 1800s, is it not?
If so...given that in that part of the world, something isn’t historic unless its at least 500 years old....doesn’t sound like a huge historic loss to me.
I would love to borrow someone’s time machine and visit Athens during her Golden Age. Several places I would visit would be the Acropolis when it was the shining crown of the city on the hill.
Also Piraeus with all those triremes and merchant ships in the harbor. I would walk between the long walls and also visit the academy of Socrates, Plato and