CULTURE

Exhibition of before-and-after images of fire-stricken Ileia at the Gaia Center

An exhibition of photographs by Katerina Aidoni titled «A View of Ileia, Before and After» – that is, before and after last summer’s forest fires – opened at the Gaia Center (located at 100 Othonos, Kifissia) last night to mark World Forestry Day (March 21). Sponsors of the exhibition are Constantine and Clea Souyioultzoglou. The exhibition was launched last night by Niki Goulandris, head of the Goulandris Natural History Museum and its board. The photograph featured here shows the Hill of Cronus as it is now. The fires that engulfed the prefecture of Ileia threatened the Olympic flame-lighting ceremony but fortunately the gods of Olympus intervened and saved the site.