January 15, 2013
I have to admit, I’m not entirely convinced by this Taxi driver’s version of history – clearly he wasn’t one of the many Cypriot drivers that have driven me around London in the past. On the other hand, seeing the reputation of black cab drivers for having political views somewhere to the right of Colonel Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorpe, perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised.
I needed to write this to claim a tax deduction on my vacation
Posted by Michael Miner on 01.07.13 at 06:40 AM
An excellent way to tap the pulse of a distant people is to take a taxi somewhere, one cabbie serving the busy fact finder as roughly the equal of two cocktail waitresses or three members of clandestine political movements organized to cadge free drinks and meals from visiting reporters. Our cabbie was excellent. He made it clear that England stole the Elgin Marbles fair and square, and if Greece actually values its cultural heritage it should pack up the rest of the Acropolis and ship it all to the British Museum.
- Formula One drivers support the return of the Parthenon Marbles : August 10, 2010
- Why the Acropolis Museum is the most appropriate place for the Parthenon Marbles : April 4, 2012
- Commissaire Pierre Rousseau & the Parthenon Marbles : August 6, 2012
- Why India should support the return of the Elgin Marbles : July 11, 2009
- June opening planned for the New Acropolis Museum : April 26, 2009
- Canadian claims on excavated ship : November 24, 2007
- The trial of the tomb robbers : February 9, 2008
- Britain won’t return the Elgin Marbles to Greece : August 17, 2009