The Silence of Athens

Golden railing on the way to cocktails that is as cool as the pool of the rooftop garden and the views of the Acropolis; thirst and hunger on the streets next to the brightly coloured backpacks of amused tourists; graffiti with war slogans on the pale walls of houses, empty streets, empty stores, empty banks, in front of which the long lines waiting for the pitiful remnants of the euro, this is Athens on the weekend of the historic referendum on the new Greek reforms, the peak of the crisis.