Tuesday, 17 June 2008


These are some photos from Bayswater, a neighborhood of London where many Greeks (including students) reside and have their businesses.

Bayswater was one of the centres of opposition to the Colonels, with many meetings between resistance group members and anti-junta demonstrations taking place here.

You can also see the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia ('Divine Wisdom'), and the taverna 'Kalamaras', where exiled and other members of anti-junta organisations used to meet.

According to its website the restaurant was established in 1966 (just a year before the Colonels advent to power) and 'made famous by the Beatles, Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield, Peter Sellers and many other icons of that time'.

This is the British Library of Political and Economic Science (BLPES), or simply the LSE library. It is the world's largest social sciences library (more info here).

It is also where some of the archives I used for my PhD are situated.

All in all, an amazing research resource.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

The Economist

This is the Economist
building, at the Economist Plaza.

A plethora of articles of this publication referred to the Greek Colonels' regime and some on relations between London and Athens during the Seven Years.

Here's Papadopoulos' obituary that appeared in The Economist.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

More LSE

Here are some photos of LSE, which (apart from being my host institution) is also where mass student demonstrations took place in '68 (more info, in Greek, here) and '69, where Ann Chapman used to work part-time, and, finally, where Andreas Papandreou secretly met FCO officials.