Sunday, 17 October 2010

Green Sprouts.

There are times when people have to take things into their own hands. Things not always move smoothly and then sometimes they're not done at all. When it has to do with public spaces, neighborhoods and quality of social life, Athens is not exactly a marvel.
So it's such a fresh, inclusive, open and bravely active thing that all over the city, people-run and free city parks are sprouting up. They're ex parking lots, municipal squares with ancient trees that were planned for "development" and cut down brutally, demolished or abandoned lots. And now they're colourful and vibrating, they're hand made and recycled, they're real, open and exist solely due to the determination and hard effort of young people. The only way to be better would be to more of them. And there will be.