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Jesus, A Chair And A Trunk. Kritsa (Κριτσά, Κρήτη) Crete.

16-09-2009 · Comments (17)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160S  Hasselblad SWC/M  

Today's photo is from a very small house close to mine in the mountain village of Kritsa. Since at least pre-Minoan times, the village of Kritsa has been continuously inhabited. It was reckoned to be in its prime during the Byzantine years. The Arabs devastated it in 823 A.D. and it was rebuilt in 961A.D. Its peak growth was reached during the Frankish period in the 13th and 14th century. It used to be the largest village in Crete during the middle ages. In 1867, it became the headquarters of the municipality which included Krousta, Prina, Kalo Horio, Mardati, Aghios Nikolaos, Mesa Lakonia and Tapes. In 1925 it had its own community, but since 1998 it has comprised one of the 14 precincts of the Municipality of Aghios Nikolaos.
I literally must have walked past this place hundreds of times, always believing it secure and not worth a look. On this last trip I pushed my way in and ended up taking at least 6 shots. That is a high hit rate for me in one place. The closeness to the house was an added bonus. For those with an interest here is an aerial shot of Kritsa (Κριτσά) and the surrounding area.

I spend the night
Yeah looking for my insides in a hotel room
Waiting for you

Were gonna make it tonight
Yeah something in the air tells me the time is right
So we'd better get it on

And DJ, play a song for the Lovers, tonight
Please, play a song for the lovers, tonight

Don't wanna wait
Lord I've been waiting all my life but I'm too late again
I know but I was scared

Can't you see
I'm moving like a train into some foreign land
I ain't Got a Ticket for this ride but I will

Listening to: "A Song For The Lovers" (Alone With Everybody) - Richard Ashcroft

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