Monday, 4 March 2013

25th February

At some time during the 1970s the nearby village of Neravrovisi was completely abandoned; only the church remained in occasional use.  When, some several years ago, I first strolled up to it the place had an eerie feel about it.  None of the houses had been locked; several had their doors and windows flapping; here and there pictures and mirrors hung on walls and some cupboards yet had contents; one drawer I came across was half open, exposing letters and photographs. A date stamp on a letter was evidence that the village had been occupied as late as the early 70s.
Since my first visit many of the buildings have deteriorated but a few have been renovated and restored for use as weekend homes.  The location is idyllic, high on a hill overlooking the whole of the Messinian Gulf.

View of one ruin from the doorway of another.

Shuttered window

Nature reclaiming her own.

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