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Keratsini is one of the west suburbs of Athens, very close to he main port of Greece, Piraeus. At first sight, it's not very "attractive" given that it's an industrial suburb, but if you look a little closer you can find beautiful, almost idyllic "corners" (and some of the best tradicional tavernes in Athens). All the way from Keratsini to Perama (another suburb) you can find big shipyards, that, unfortunately, close one after the other, leaving thousands of people unemployed. Soon there will be no place for tired ships to "rest", be "cured", "retired" or even "die". And no more ships will be "born" here because the famous Greek shipowners prefer to construct their new fleet (the pride and joy, the locomotive of Greek economy, maybe the largest comercial fleet of the world)) in some distant Asian country.

This particular place where i took the photo is probably, one of the most contradictory in Athens (a city full of contradictions). Right behind me, there was a picturesque tiny harbour for small fishboats and also a beautiful tavern. No more than 30 metres to the right there is a huge electricity factory with a chimney over than 60 m tall.

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