Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



  The wish of Panayotis D. Cangelaris to house permanently his collection of paintings by Greek contemporary artists at the birth place of his ancestors would have been already realized since 1991 having not been confronted with the renown short sighted bureaucracy of the Greek administration.  Indeed, an architectural study was submitted that year to the competent authorities for the erection of a Picture Gallery in his property at the village of Kastro in Cephalonia, on a place where, before the devastating earthquake, stood a building whose ruined walls were still apparent.  However, the competent Byzantine Antiquities Committee rejected the respective request with the excuse that the building "is not possible to be harmonized with the environment", in spite of the fact that these designs were made exactly on the imprint of the ruins of this building that preexisted (for the last five hundred years) at the same place!    








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