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"Until They Think Warm Days Will Never Cease." Limnes (Λίμνες, Κρήτη) Crete

23-12-2008 · Comments (18)
Categories: Crete  Holga  Kodak Portra 400VC  

A photo from the last trip and one that shows nicely the onset of autumn. Taken just outside the village of Limnes (Λίμνες), Limnes in fact meaning lakes. There are no lakes now all drained over the years but the soil here is very fertile and there is a lot of agriculture, mostly small holdings, nothing of any size, just small plots of land growing food for individual families. The windmills you can see are for drawing water from the ground. Most as in a state of disrepair now but you occasionally see one working. It was odd being there in November and seeing the mix of cabbage, something I always associate with being a winter vegetable and trees laden with Oranges. The Climate is very mild so there is always something ready to be eaten.Here is an aerial shot of Limnes (Λίμνες), you can see the remnants of one of the lakes to the right, this has now been sadly drained and built on.

The tune is 'So Much More' by Beth Orton from the 1999 album Central Reservation. The footage in the video is from the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters and Lillian Gish. It is noteworthy for being the only film that Charles Laughton directed. The cinematography is stunning and it is worth sitting and dribbling just for that.

Another cold London night
I wrap this head around my shoulders, tight
Please excuse me, seems there's someone at my door
I wouldn't leave, but the need is so much more
So much more

Another cold London night
And I'm always walking down the escalator the up way
Please excuse me, I can't seem to get inside
I only wanted to know if you're alive
You're alive... you're alive... you're alive

I got a feeling in me
There's a feeling in me
And I don't know what it is
Don't know what it means
It's a long journey into light
It always seems the furtherest when the end's in sight
Please excuse me, I just need to be outside
Only looking for air to breathe
Air to breathe

I feel alive
(I feel so alive, it's cold tonight
I don't know how to live)

Air to breathe

Listening to: "So Much More" (Central Reservation) - Beth Orton

Matt Eich

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