120-United-Furniture-Factories (Abandoned)
(National Road - Northern Athens)

Run 1728 (Sunday 9th January 2011)

Hare: Mountain Goat

Photographer: Mad Dog

NOTE: Use the horizontal scroll bar (bottom of screen) to view the panoramic photos.

- T H E     T R A I L -

The starting point & circle (P): 38° 6'53.84"N, 23°49'34.86"E

Altitude: 289 metres above sea level

Trail cartographic Length = 7.1 km

Parking & circle from 815m up


The trail from 2.5 km up


11.1 km up


- B E F O R E   T H E    R U N -

>>>>> Panoramic view showing the abandoned furniture showrooms and the National Road


A group photo before the run / walk



- T H E     R U N -

Runners & walkers head-off together into the open area behind the furniture showrooms


"We're not going down there" say Clitoria and Doggie Style


Look what the harriettes are missing!

Mountain Goat shows the way across the stream


Fair Cop finds a staff and uses it to help him cross


Mountain Goat tosses the staff to Rim Job


Rim Job daringly pole-vaults across the stream.

A split second later the staff snaps in two - but Rim Job lands safely & dry


The harriettes wave as they make their own trail


>>>>> Panoramic view looking back at the old furniture showrooms and the National Road


Down and up the gouged trails made by countless motorbikes


The hare Mountain Goat kicks a check
(to indicate the way to any following runner)


>>>>>>> Panoramic view showing the runners following the undulating motorbike trails


Crossing the railway tracks after a locomotive had just passed


Wild cranberries on bushes dotted along the paths


On On through scenic woodland


>>>>>>> Panoramic view of an extensive but abandoned agricultural area


Mud, glorious mud!


Mountain Goat shows us his false trail down into the river bed - guarded by barking farm dogs


Telephoto shot of the farm dogs on the other side of the river bed (Rema in Greek)


View of the overgrown river bed - formed by run-off from Mount Parnitha


Mad Dog photographs himself in a large abandoned mirror

(Strange thing to find in a field)


Back to the railway tracks ... but instead of crossing them, lets go under the tunnel...


OK here's the tunnel underpass


Mountain Goat ventures inside


Oops! Motor bikes coming through from the other direction


We see not only motor bikes but a huge puddle at the other end.


So the runners take the route over the tracks to avoid wading through water and mud


However, there was more mud to come


Fair cop skirting around the deep mud


Down into another (deeper) river bed


Rim Job leads the way followed by Fair Cop and Mountain Goat


Crossing the stream


Careful does it!


Showing the steep sides of the river bed (rema)


Dumped (stolen) car in the river


>>>>> Panoramic view on the way back


Flowers blooming too early due to the mild January weather


On-in sign - Blue coloured flour sprinkled on the grass


Walking through the abandoned furniture showrooms


On our return we find that Rear Entry, Spy Shagger & little Sophia have arrived


- T H E     C I R C L E -

The hare's DIO


The circle - Doggie Style requesting to say something


Doggie Style explains the walker's decision not to follow the hare's trail


The walkers Doggie Style & Clitoria jovially simulate their walking


...and get the usual DIO punishment


Mad Dog's turn - for watering the trail


Get it down!


Latecomer's down-down


Rim Job - for a bad hair day?


Not far to go for lunch - the McDonald's arch in the background - just walking distance


- T H E     T A V E R N A -

Arriving at the McDonalds on the National Road slip road at Varibobi


Sophia excitedly climbs inside the tubes in the play area


McDonald's 1 euro special offers


Rim Job with Doggie Style & Clitoria - misbehaving at the counter


Clitoria poses with her nice healthy caesar's salad

The girl on the till is not used to customers behaving in these strange ways


Rear Entry & Mountain Goat


We all sit outside in the warm sunshine - surely this can't be January??





To save a photo to your disk drive:
- Internet Explorer - Netscape Navigator - Opera -

(1) Right-click your mouse on the photo
(2) A menu appears
(3) Click on "Save Picture As"
(or "Save Image")
(4) Pull-down the "Save In" menu (click the down-arrow)
(5) Double-click on a disk drive letter (to choose a drive)
(6) Double click on a directory icon (if applicable)
(7) Type in a File name of your choice for the picture
(8) Click Save

To send the photo by e-mail as an attachment:
- Outlook Express -

(1) Click the "Create Mail" button to start a new e-mail
(2) Click Insert > File Attachment
(3) Pull-down the "Look In" menu (click the down arrow)
(4) Double-click on a disk drive letter (to choose the drive)
(5) Double click on a directory icon (if applicable)
(6) Click on the photo file name to highlight it
(7) Click "Attach" to attach the photo to the e-mail

                                                                        MD Feb. 2006

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