Villa Anamaria is an ornate Art Nouveau-style villa in Pefkos, on the Greek island of Rhodes. It is at the end of a beach road overlooking Askeftos Bay. The villa used to belong to Pink Floyd guitarist, David Gilmour, who sold it to an Italian couple several years ago.
On Pefkos maps, Villa Anamaria is still referred to as the ‘Pink Floyd Villa’.
It has been on the market for nearly five years, and is currently valued at 1.1 million Euros. So far, no one has offered to buy it, and Villa Anamaria is gradually beginning to look like an unloved, derelict building.
Once, Villa Anamaria, an ornate house
above a rocky, remote Rhodian bay,
was neat, discrete, resplendent in hot sun,
with turquoise wrought-iron gates and walled garden,
olive tree-lined stone drive and marbled paths
that led to subtly-arranged glades of shade,
past Grecian urns, manicured lawns, statues.
Now, just a millionaire’s discarded toy,
empty, abandoned, unwanted, disowned,
no echoes of the distant past resound
or sound in rooms now empty but for dust.
Silence, shutters askew, sun-faded walls,
cracked paving, overgrown groves, creeping weeds,
an empty swimming pool, lawns gone to seed.
by R J Dent
Copyright © R J Dent (2016)
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