Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Sprinkler system

A perfect rain shower: my uncle and his patent irrigation design in the village of Galatas, Hania.
The roses are a very old variety (they have been planted there for nearly 50 years) and smell of that old musky rose scent that women liked to wear as perfume in the 1950s.

Photography by Petros Hahladakis


  1. wow! for the old rose variety! that perfume was popular here in the 60s, i remember..

  2. The best way to snap a rainbow, hang a round the sprinkler!

  3. έριξε τόση βροχή χθες που μάλλον θα έμενε σε αχρηστία αρκετο καιρό το αυτόματο πότησμα. Έχω καιρό να δω τριανταφυλλιά να μυρίζει. που είναι αυτές οι παλιές μυρωδάτες τριανταφυλλιές;

  4. I saw your blog and found a piece of history your camera recorded. It is a blink, stopped dead-still, exposing a moment in time and the beauty you saw in the old roses and the sprinkler system. Neat post.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  5. I like how the light is catching in the "rain." And I love old roses. (Though I wouldn't wear it as perfume, I don't think.)

  6. Beautiful roses.

    I visited Crete about ten years ago and your blog has brought back some wonderful memories.