wish of Panayotis D. Cangelaris to
house permanently his collection of paintings by Greek contemporary
artists at the birth place of his ancestors would have been already
realized since 1991 having not been confronted with the renown short
sighted bureaucracy of the Greek administration. Indeed, an
architectural study was submitted that year to the competent
authorities for the erection of a Picture Gallery in his property at
the village of Kastro in Cephalonia, on a place where, before the
devastating earthquake, stood a building whose ruined walls were still
apparent. However, the competent Byzantine Antiquities
the respective request with the
excuse that the building "is
not possible to be harmonized with the
environment", in spite of the
fact that these designs were made
exactly on the imprint of the ruins of this building that preexisted
(for the last five hundred years) at the same place!
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