Continuing the trawl through the Greek Island archive, here goes for animals…for milk, for the cooking pot in time, and as beasts of burden….. A few of these images I haven’t really seen before, because they were a tad underexposed. Digital has shown me some new scenes, three decades later!
I have five such images that are ‘One’s and will be shown in the next couple of posts. But before we get to those, here is a scene that I actually recall, but hadn’t realised I had a photograph. My then partner and I drove into the interior of Crete a few times, and I particularly remember the Lasithi plateau and its few remaining windmills, and the Katharon plateau which was quite remote and had quite hair raising roads with stunning views. I recall driving up a dirt road, and along the way we would come across shepherds and goatherds and their flocks:
A difficult, and I’m sure rather lonely life. These two were quite happy to pose for us! I also remember beehives, and soon after these we came across an elderly man who we stopped to ask directions from. He could speak no English, but he did speak German, so I was able to have a rudimentary conversation. He gave us walnuts from his tree, and some very strong, rough spirit….