Friday, 31 January 2014

The Old Way

Drawn 25th January

From the mid nineteenth century when, post Greece's abandonment by the Ottoman Empire, Velanidia was first settled, this donkey track to the Mystraki village well in the valley would have been in daily use until the middle of the twentieth century; until petrol engines replaced draught animals.
The track, unused now but for our occasional pleasure, has become partially eroded and overgrown, it remains accessible only through considerable efforts to keep it so.

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