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Gripping The Edge Of Every Surface. Pilalimata (Πιλαλήματα, Κρήτη) Crete.

18-03-2008 · Comments (15)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak BW400CN  

I'll get to you believe me! This man stomach thing has me feeling like shit so I'll be over to you ASAP I promise. First day back at work today, could have done with a day off really but being the brave soldier that I am I struggled in for the 4 hours! On the plus side got to pick up eight of my films from the processors. I'm really not used to such a quick turn around...damn cool it means I can post new stuff tonight as I have kinda felt that I have been scrapping the bottom of the barrel of late. I guess you end up looking at images just a little to much, you process the damn stuff and every time you look to post it stares back at you...eventually you think it's all crap. So new stuff tonight!

So on this trip I tried to concentrate on a side of Crete not many explore the endless empty and mostly derelict houses. So many of the villages seem largely inhabited by the old or just empty. Houses just seem to get locked up and left...eventually the elements get in and roofs fall in etc. It's odd the thing that we as foreigners find exciting and beautiful about these places seems to be the complete opposite with regards to the locals...very few of them show any inclination to live in the smaller villages and yet the towns and cities grow. I am generalising slightly but in my experience of this part of Greece what I say seems to apply. Thought I would say that before I get shouted down by someone!
So this is one of about 5 small cottage type premises that were on the roadside close to the village of Pilalimata (Πιλαλήματα) all of them derelict and gradually falling down. I always find these places beautifully melancholic. Every surface and stone carrying a story. The village is further down the road but for those with an interest here is the location of the buildings.

Over futile odds,
And laughed at by the Gods
And now the final frame,
Love is a losing game

"Love Is A Losing Game" (Back To Black) - Amy Winehouse

Andreea Anghel

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