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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 Rather, it’s a collection of donated books: an outdated set of Britannica encyclopedia & ...
... unison, they could fix it. I have to blow into squeezed fists to warm my hands so I can fumble through my suitcase to locate those vestments and books needed to conduct services. Success! I’m packed and I begin my walk up to St. Demetrios. It’s quiet, very quiet - the silence is deafening.
Entering into the Narthex, I light a small bee-wax candle and gather my thoughts. A member of the parish counsel greets me and points to the photo of my ...
... Eventually my satnav is telling me to turn left and onto some rather secondary road and after seeing it I decided to pull over and see what is going on. Looking at the map its wanting to take me along a small little twisty road to the town of Kastoria instead of the main road. I changed the settings but whatever I did it seemed it was taking me this way and no other way!!
Sure enough I take this little twisty road and after a few miles I was so glad I did. What a great road ...
... 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 ...
... to Catwoman for taking off to her room without telling roomie Stern Sue the room number.
Decent enough room. It has a balcony but the haze compromised the view. Wifi may be an issue here. It's a 1900 included dinner so it will be either a set meal or a buffet [I'll bet the latter]. Chowed down on many a chili chip as I did the diary today and downloaded the pix.
Went down to the lobby area but no better luck with the wifi. It says I'm ...
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