• Fae Tyler

Photography: Abandoned Taverna

These photos were taken at an abandoned taverna in Thessaloniki, Greece. As I wandered in, glass crunched underfoot and the wind rattled the metal panes barely affixed to the ceiling. It felt like the entire building was not just haunted, but a living ghost.

The columns are a powerful symbol of Ancient Greek architecture, yet here the columns are broken and bowed over. This juxtaposition of ancient grandeur and current neglect captures many of my observations here in Greece.

Finding these masks was like finding a doorway, a liminal space between childhood and adulthood, between celebration and destruction. The strewn ribbons and masks amidst the broken glass speak of forgotten and forbidden revelries-- with a bit of kitsch thrown in.