An ancient Roman "gate to hell," which was believed to be a passage into the underworld in southwestern Turkey, will open to visitors in September.
The Bios venue in downtown Athens is screening iconic silent movies, accompanied by music, on its rooftop. On Wednesday, July 12, it will be showing Henri-Georges Clouzot's "L'Enfer" (Inferno), a tale of crazy jealousy inspired by Dante and Proust, which was unfinished when released in 1964 and is shot partly in black-and-white and partly in color. The screening starts at 9.15 p.m.
Seventy years. It’s been this long since May 8th, 1945, when the Red Army closed in from the east, struck in the heart of Nazi Germany, Berlin, and raised the Red Army flag, signaling the fall of European fascism.
It had taken more than 6 years for the war to end, since the Nazis started annexing and invading lands, following a madman’s nightmarish dream.
Diplomacy may be the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for the directions, but in the Turkish case there are too many people who the Turks are telling to go to hell and, more problematically, they do not seem to be asking for the directions. But Ankara is trying nonetheless.