The old minaret adjacent to St Nikolaos church is a perfect reminder of the way the East met the West in the town I made my home, Chania, Crete, Greece.
The photographs I post all help to tell a part of a longer story that focuses on the town and its citizens, whether they are living there now, or have made their home in other parts of the world. As a newer resident, by writing about the town in this way, I am trying to put some order into the chaos that I seem to be confronted with.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Orange grove in the town
This orange orchard is found, incredibly enough, in the town of Hania, on a very central traffic-congested road across from St Luke's town cemetery. It is always very well maintained (much much better than our own in Fournes village). The irrigation hoses are strung upin the branches to allow the owner to control the weeds below. The narrow lane in the middle of the photograph is an old irrigation channel. The water supply passed through this channel, and flowed over it to irrigate the field. It is now disused, but it's a very real reminder of the past.