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Re: Bench updates

Postby yoeri » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:47 am

Great news! :!: :!: :D
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Olwen » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:34 pm

Thanks Jarkko, its good to hear such positive updates.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:52 am

This is great! The bench resolve, as well as the street. What is the new location like? Are there any trees? I'm trying to imagine 60 meters. Will need to convert it to get some sense of it. Good reasoning by the mayor.

Thanks for relaying this info, Jarkko!
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Re: RE: Re: Bench updates

Postby Hartmut » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:16 pm

lizzytysh wrote:I'm trying to imagine 60 meters.
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That's 196 feet.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:19 am

Ah, thanks, Ha! Not so far at all, really, then.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Athnuachan » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:56 pm

Glad to hear that a compromise has been found.
Let's hope all goes well from now on and that no new objectors appear out of the shrubbery.
Hope to see a photo of the completed bench here - eventually!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Patrycja » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:31 am

It's a pity that this project got delayed over what seems a rather petty grievance, but had it stayed in the disputed location it may have caused some some further angst upon completion.

This way, Leonard's bench gets a peaceful spot with a still beautiful view. Thanks again for the updates and to all who are making it come to fruition.

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Re: Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:13 pm

Frauke is now on Hydra, enjoying the sunny quiet wintertime. Yesterday she met the mayor. He told Frauke that the bench will be ready in April. The builders are waiting for permission from the Historical Office in Athens. They need new documents because the location of the bench changed.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:30 am

Fortunately, patience is a virtue we learned early on in this Forum.
It's great news to hear as we approach the new year.
Thanks, Jarkko.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby WiTS » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:29 pm

jarkko wrote:Frauke is now on Hydra, enjoying the sunny quiet wintertime. Yesterday she met the mayor. He told Frauke that the bench will be ready in April. The builders are waiting for permission from the Historical Office in Athens. They need new documents because the location of the bench changed.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby lennycohenfan » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:22 pm

I hope that it is complete by late June. If so, I'll make sure to take lots of pictures!
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Re: Bench updates

Postby jarkko » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:03 am

Today´s email from Lakis, our man on the island:
Well, there are no news about the bench. Poor George [the Mayor of Hydra] is working hard with the Greek bureaucracy. Now, we are waiting the final signature from the archeology team in Athens.
He says that it will take another month.
We will open a champagne bottle, then.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby Olwen » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:39 pm

jarkko wrote:Today´s email from Lakis, our man on the island:
Well, there are no news about the bench. Poor George [the Mayor of Hydra] is working hard with the Greek bureaucracy. Now, we are waiting the final signature from the archeology team in Athens.
He says that it will take another month.
We will open a champagne bottle, then.
Thanks Jarkko for the update.
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Re: Bench updates

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:42 pm

I so hope this comes to fruition, given all the snags and obstacles. Thanks for the update, Jarkko.

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Re: Bench updates

Postby TGuy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:02 pm

I think all of us would welcome an update on where things stand, or sit :) with the bench tribute.
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