Martin Parr originally took the photographs in this book in 1991, during a trip to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In 1993 a water leak damaged the original prints, resulting in the distorted colours and marks over the images.
"I initially panicked when I realised my box of prints had got damaged by a leak in my office. However, I got the prints out to dry and suddenly I thought, these look interesting. In fact to be brutally honest they were better than the originals. I then put them away in a dry box and forgot about them." - Martin Parr