Friday, 31 January 2014


Drawn 18th January
Until WWll and the subsequent civil war here in Greece every village community had a threshing floor; a circular paved floor with a central post around which oxen dragged heavy timbers over grain crops to thresh out their seeds.  Since then these floors have been abandoned and have largely fallen into ruin.  Here and there they have been preserved but a far greater number of them have disappeared for ever.

Plastic, poly-tunnel greenhouses yet abound in the landscape but this one has been long abandoned. It was last used for sheltering kids and lambs.

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