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The Night Of The Almond Festival. Kritsa (Κριτσά, Κρήτη) Crete.

20-07-2009 · Comments (13)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160S  Hasselblad SWC/M  

I have been full of good intentions to take night shots for an age and I have taken a few with varying success, so on the last trip to Crete I thought I would try and drag my wine addled ass out one night. I did nothing but chat about it for nearly 2 weeks until a few days before going home on one of my less wine fuelled nights I ventured out.
As you can see, I decided on the local cemetery and its church of Ayios Ioannis Prodromos (Άγιος Ιωάννης Πρόδρομος) as it was well lit and kind of pretty. What I hadn't allowed for was it was the Festival of the Almond at the local village of Kroustas (Κρούστας) this was a night of much drink, music and dancing. I also assume lots of Almonds. In typical Cretan style it only started to kick off at midnight and that was the time I was trying to enter the cemetery. The trouble is it is on the road to Kroustas and there was a never ending stream of cars passing. I don't think for one minute that the party going Cretans would have had any interest in a mad Englishman entering the graveyard at midnight, but, I felt kind of uneasy doing it in such public view with my camera. For those with an interest here is an aerial shot of the cemetery and Kritsa in general.

When the revenant came down
We couldn't imagine what it was
In the spirit of three stars
The alien thing that took its form
Then to Lebanon
Oh, God
The flashing at night, the sirens grow and grow
Oh, history involved itself
Mysterious shade that took its form
Or what it was, incarnation
Three stars
Delivering signs and dusting from their eyes

Listening to: "Concerning The Ufo Sighting Near Highland, II" (Illinois) - Sufjan Stevens

Tema Stauffer

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