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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.


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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Photo Essay: Athens' Anti-American Graffiti


In October 2003, many Greeks in Athens were angry about the American coalition's actions in Iraq.

They had a geographical and historial concern about the war.

Baghdad is closer to Athens than London is, and the Greek nation has experienced its share of war. Sometimes, those wars came from Western powers.


That being said, the photos here to not neccessarily reflect the opinions of the Greek nation. As one Greek cab driver put it, "those come from the anarchists". This makes sense, as there was Greek versions of Pepsi signs, Matrix movie posters, and other reflections of American culture throughout the city.

Perhaps I will post them as a follow up someday.


"Skata" is the Greek word for feces. I believe the words on the bottom of the sign call Americans "houligans".


This one made me laugh actually, as it's kind of silly.

As I've said, there were plenty of American images in Athens that were not negative, so these photos are not totally reflective of the tone of the city. It is safe to say, however, that the Greeks were very concerned about the war.

Greece is a wonderful country. Sometime I'll have to post some of the images from the countryside, which is absolutely beautiful.

Check out my other photo essay.

12 Comments:

Blogger Uncle Jack said...

Nothing more intelligent than graffiti on your country's walls and signs to object to the actions of another country attacking a country other than your own, like someone in the U.S. painting a wall with graffiti that says something like, "Hey Athens, stop plugging Turkey."

Uncle Jack

Wednesday, 15 December, 2004  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

That's a damn good point.

Wednesday, 15 December, 2004  
Blogger Angry Dan said...

Interesting

Wednesday, 22 December, 2004  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are all losers, its sad you have the time to post comments on the internet about our policies and efforts in iraq, well go to hell and shut ur mouths

Friday, 29 April, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow that guy is an asshole, there not losers there just poor nerds with no girlfriends, just palmala and eachother

Friday, 29 April, 2005  
Anonymous ben dover said...

ahahahahahhahhahahahahha u both hit it right on the spot omg u damn losers jsut stop while ur ahead, dumb ass 1 2 and 3, ur all weird, ahahaha go home

8===D.;'.'; in ur eyes

Friday, 29 April, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK TURKEY, YOU TALK OR NOT FOR EVERYONE IS THIS WORLD IS LIKE WE FUCK TURKEY ALL TIME ;-)

FUCK TURKEY FUCK SKOPJE FUCK ALBANIA! I NOT MAD ABOUT IRAQ! I NOT GIVE A DAMN! KILL MUSLMS NOW! ALSO TURKS :-)

GREEEEEECEEEE! FOREVER<<

Thursday, 26 May, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK THE SYSTEM! FUCK REVOLUTION!! FUCK ALBANIA FROM BEHIND WIT A RAILROAD SPIKE! FUCK DYKES! FUCK TOTS AND TYKES! FUK BALLERS THAT ROCK ICE! FUCK THE PRICE IS RIGHT! FUCK NIGHT LIFE AND KNIFE FIGHTS!FUCK ALGERIA TOO! FUCK YOU! WE STRAIGHT REPPIN THE 2 LIVE CREW AND JUCKE CREW TOO.


FUCK JEWS

Thursday, 02 June, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can i get a FUCK YOU to all them playas that dont got dubs and get no luv

Thursday, 02 June, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your fukin essay is on some stupid shit

Thursday, 02 June, 2005  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

Thanks for stopping by Anonymous.

Thursday, 02 June, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USA all the way...while Kosovo Albanians were getting killed by Serbs, and kids murdered by the army Greece with the rest of Europe did nothing. If it wasn't for US it would have been a genocide. By the way, that dude that wrote Fuck Albania should have the balls to have his name posted so he can back up what he says...ignorant greek motherfucker

Friday, 30 September, 2005  

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