Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Photo of the Day: Where is Long John Street? Athens or Treasure Island??

Δεν Ήξερες Δεν Ρώταγες? 
When in doubt ask... preferably a historian!!! 

 Makrygianni Street, also known as... Long John Street
Source: Lucia C, Athens. 
Thanks for passing on this gem!

Whoever was responsible for translating the sign above - if it's  bona fide - might be at the top of the class in English, his/her knowledge of Greek history however leaves a lot to be desired ...

Can you imagine what they would have done to that other great freedom fighter, Kolokotronis???!!!...

For those that don't know, Giannis Makrygiannis was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author, best known today for his Memoirs. Starting from humble origins, he joined the Greek struggle for independence, achieving the rank of General  and leading his men to notable victories. Following Greek independence, he had a tumultuous public career, playing a prominent part in the granting of the first Constitution of the Kingdom of Greece and later being sentenced to death and pardoned. Read more about him on Wikipedia

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