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Deserted Army Base. Prinias, Sitia (Πρινιάς, Σητεία, Κρήτη) Crete.

01-07-2009 · Comments (16)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

I'm not sure if I mentioned that I am away? Well, I'm half way through a short trip, back in week. As always my base will be the beautiful mountain village of Kritsa (Κριτσά). Here is a map of where I am located, the little marker is just about where the house is. That's you looking at me and here is what I see looking towards the sea.

This is from a Greek army base that has long been deserted. From its elevation and location I am assuming that it was some sort of listening station or something. It is in the most wonderful location with views to die for. The decay seems in line with it closing perhaps at the end of the cold war in 1989 - I have no way of knowing, but, it seems about that old.
I remember the first time I went to this base, I wandered up this mountain trail thinking it is going to this village...bugger no! I arrived at the gate of what is obviously a military establishment. Heart in mouth it then becomes apparent it is deserted! OK I'm in....it had been pretty much stripped of any interest I have to say. The one saving grace of the place is that it is so remote that it hasn't been used as a public dump or a public toilet, as is the norm in my experience! I can't show you a map as Google maps doesn't seem to cover this area...well, they do, but, the top of the mountain is shrouded in cloud, which is rather fitting.

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rollin' sea
And on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing like me yet

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love

Listening to: "Make You Feel My Love" (Time Out Of Mind) - Bob Dylan

Deborah Hamon

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