15 August, 2010

Hot Dog

It is very hot in Athens these days. The thermometer hits 35C everyday.

In front of the department store Fokas on Ermou Street, near Syntagma Square, I found this dog lying at the entrance.

Do you see what he is doing? He is not simply sleeping, but is cooling down with air-condition. The Greeks rarely interfere with the street dogs, so he can enjoy his nap peacefully.

In many so-called developped countries, using air-conditionning with all the windows and doors open has become a rarity, but not yet so in Greece. I feel guilty when I see it, but evidently the Greeks do not care.

And you say this is a country in economic crisis.

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