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Oil And Wax. St. Anthony (Άγιος Αντώνης) Driros (Δρίρος, Κρήτη) Crete.

25-05-2008 · Comments (19)
Categories: Crete  Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Portra 160VC  

Ah! A bank holiday weekend. To be enjoyed basically because I get an extra day to sit on me ever expanding ass and do sweet FA! So to date, Saturday was nice...some sunshine with a threat of a shower but I managed to get a little done in the garden although not the back breaking hedge cutting I had promised myself. Still I did muster up the energy to get my hair cut PM. Not very happy with it I have to confess but I guess I will get over it. We went for supper Saturday night to my ex boss and very nice it was too.
Today it has pissed down pretty much all day...well not pissed down but lots of that horrible drizzle that gets you soaked when you think it isn't raining that much. On the plus side it stopped me having to worry about those hedges on the minus side it reminded me of Sundays when I was a kid....when the only TV on a Sunday was stuff to do with farming or religion! If I'd known there was an option of slitting me wrists or blowing my brains out I'm sure I would have...those days were so damn boring and today was in danger of being like that....I was scared, armed with the knowledge of razor blades and guns so I took myself to the garden centre. Bought a few plants and stole some Wisteria seed pods from a few of their plants. Will I burn in hell?

OK tonight's image is from one of the many tiny churches that litter the hill tops in Crete. It is located near the ancient city of Driros. The city of Driros was important during the early Greek years, about the eighth century B.C., but declined later after the second century B.C. The retaining walls of the city, the public buildings and the agora remain, but they are not well-preserved. An inscription in Doric dialect was found in which the young men from Driros swore to the gods to be forever the enemies of Lyktians and Milatians, then in another later inscription, the people of Driros declared friendship with the Lyktians and Milatians.
In Driros archaeologists discovered a temple to Apollo Delfinos, one of the oldest Greek period temples in Greece, dating from the seventh century B.C. A column in the centre, a central hearth (Estia) and an offering table make it resemble a Minoan building. The temple has a stone house protecting it. Three copper statuettes, found there, among the earliest of their kind, are displayed now in the Iraklion Museum. Some important inscriptions revealed interesting aspects of the ancient society.

No you're right, I didn't write all of that but a few of you might be interested. If you fancy a browse around the countryside then here is the location of Driros. The funny blur is the ancient city and I have sort of marked the location of the church. Sorry it won't let me get any closer but if you don't fancy a wander around the Cretan countryside then go and watch the telly!

You look like
A perfect fit
For a girl in need
Of a tourniquet

But can you, save me
Come on and, save me
If you could, save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

'Cause I can tell
You know what it's like
The long farewell
Of the hunger strike

But can you, save me
Come on and, save me
If you could, save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

You struck me down
Like Radium
Like Peter Pan or Superman

You will come to save me
C'mon and save me
If you could, save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
'Cept the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
But the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

C'mon and save me
Why don't you save me
If you could save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
'Cept the freaks
Except the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
Except the freaks who could never love anyone

Listening to: "Save Me" - (Bachelor No 2) Aimee Mann

peter baker

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