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... pride. A shoemaker’s tools stood alongside a yarn weaver next to a 1620 icon of the Virgin Mary next to church books from 1790 next to an 1835 chalice next to an undated stone field marker next to pistols & rifles used to fight the Ottomans. No rhyme or reason but wonderful.
We then proceeded to their public library. Rather, it’s a collection of donated books: an outdated set of Britannica encyclopedia & ...
Day two in Lechovo and it's now morning. The radiators are cold and I can almost see my breath. The bathroom is colder. Layered clothing is the only way to survive. First a tee-shirt, then a long-sleeved white shirt, then a sweater and add in two pair of thick, white socks and my blood starts to circulate. There must be something amiss. I wish I could call my good friend (Jimmy G.). He would know what to do and if he didn’t, then we could call his Dad (Mr. G.) ...
... right high up on the edge of a mighty high mountain pass. The views from up here were fantastic.
Over the other side of the pass was a fantastic road heading up the edge of a mountain and i had ideas of taking that road instead of the normal road. However this road appeared to be across the border and in Albania so there was no ways I was going that route.
The road down this pass was magical and as the sun was up it was totally dry and so was great fun. At the bottom ...
... footbridge. The Panagias Porfiras Monastery at the farther end was closed by a chain, but Frances had no trouble getting in, while I hid in the weeds and then joined her inside. Not well preserved, but atmospheric and worth breaking into.
Heading on toward Psarades, the stand of ancient junipers at the top of the hill was worth a stop. Psarades was the only spot that managed to feel touristy, even without tourists. Several local gentlemen vied to take us onto ...
... for a view from on high of the Museum on the Water. There are [or were?] 365 monasteries surrounding the lake. We climbed toward the monastery. The views of the lake are pretty but not spectacular. After 0950, we veered off.
Peacocks were about on the grounds of the monastery. The interior frescoes are from the 9th c; the exterior, the 18th c. Whatever number of old frescoes one sees, it is still amazing to that the paint has survived to the degree it ...