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An old lock of an old door of an old stone building, in an old village, Vamos, one of the most beautiful villages in Crete, surrounded by a beautiful landscape, that unlike Aradena' landscape it's not "wild", but "mild". Many beautiful stone buildings with fancy colours in the village, some of them abandoned like the one in the photo.

As times passes by, the red paint turns into grey-blue. Does this happen also with our blood?

Some "Mantinades" (short, traditional folk poems of Crete) about Time passing by, for the Greek friends (I apologize to the others, I can't translate them, even some Greeks might not understand the Cretan dialect):

"Να κάτεχα* από που περνά ο χρόνος και διαβαίνει,
Σκιάς** να τον ετραυμάτιζα, σιγά-σιγά να πηαίνει

Ω, τον παντέρμο τον καιρό, ω, την παντέρμη ζήση,
πώς φεύγει και ξοδιάζεται σαν το νερό στη βρύση

Ω, τον παντέρμο τον καιρό, πως τρέχει, πως γαργάρει***
κι οτι κι αν φέρει η ανατολή, η δύση θα το πάρει"

* να ήξερα
** τουλάχιστον
***κυλά σα γάργαρο νερό

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Additional Photos by Hercules Milas (Cretense) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5327 W: 74 N: 16998] (68709)
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