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Bypassed + Forgotten - Derelict Windmills, Nikithiano (Νικιθιανό, Κρήτη) Crete.

20-02-2008 · Comments (15)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

Took advantage of the weather and went to the seaside today. Mixing a little bit of business with pleasure. I took the cameras but didn't take a shot but still it was glorious in the late afternoon sun and comparative quiet of midweek. Mixed it up with a nice toasted tea cake and a cup of coffee, very civilised. The only thing that spoiled it was returning home on the motorway at the same time as the rest of the human race! The other odd thing with this lovely spell of weather is that the light has been most odd both first thing in the morning and when the sun sets in the afternoon. very difficult to put into words but the oddest glow I have to say. I'm assuming it is something to do with atmospherics, I have no idea what they are but the phrase sprung to mind and kind of fitted. Any weather experts out there?

Today's image is from last summer and another from Crete, that week of UK shots got me missing Crete and as I have a bloody mountain of unprocessed images I thought we could rift back there and to a derelict windmill from Νικιθιανό (Nikithiano). These were in a very poor state of repair and quite difficult to clamber up to but interesting never the less. Here is an aerial shot of the area and if I have done it right there should be a little marker to show you exactly where I was. The new highway now cuts right through the hillside that these mills are on. Sort of isolating them so perhaps they will be left alone to decay in peace.

Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you
And from a window across the lawn I watched you undress
Wearing your sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair
That rose in strangled ebony curls
Moving in a yellow bedroom light
The air is wet with sound
The faraway yelping of a wounded dog
And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak
Your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat
A light goes on and the door opens
And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard

A wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air
I hear your champagne laugh
You wear two lavender orchids
One in your hair and one on your hip
A string of yellow carnival lights comes on with the dusk
Circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo
And I hear a banjo tango

And you dance into the shadow of a black poplar tree
And I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared

Listening to: "Watch Her Disappear" (Alice) - Tom Waits

Lauren Treece

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