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Offline John R

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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2007, 10:02:47 PM »
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Is this the oldest image of the village we have on the forum?

Noopsy,

It definitely is. I might even be the oldest photograph of the village that there is anywhere. What surprises me is that there are any buildings at all behind the beach. I would have thought that in those days the only buildings would be at the port which I thought was the oldest part. There must have been two parts to the village for a long time - the bit around the port and then the bit around where the Livikon and Alianthos now are.

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Wonderful photo

Yes - that is what surprised me as well. I thought a census in even more recent times than 1928 indicated only about 6 people actually living in Plakias. A larger number of people are easily explained by the proximity of Selia but there do seem to be a lot of buildings for about 6 people.

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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2007, 10:18:57 AM »
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Yes - that is what surprised me as well. I thought a census in even more recent times than 1928 indicated only about 6 people actually living in Plakias. A larger number of people are easily explained by the proximity of Selia but there do seem to be a lot of buildings for about 6 people.

John R

Having the authorities know you exist can result in nasty things like taxation and worse, so I don't think I would put too much faith in old census returns.

Mike

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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2007, 11:00:54 AM »
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Yes - that is what surprised me as well. I thought a census in even more recent times than 1928 indicated only about 6 people actually living in Plakias. A larger number of people are easily explained by the proximity of Selia but there do seem to be a lot of buildings for about 6 people.

John R

Having the authorities know you exist can result in nasty things like taxation and worse, so I don't think I would put too much faith in old census returns.

Mike
A bit of (educated) guesswork, on my part but (in the days before the internal combustion engine was commonplace) ....

A lot of island resorts are built around "fishing villages" which were traditionally inhabited during the months when the sea was calmest.  The fishing families (menfolk) moved down to the beach for the season and used basic homes (a bed room and outside kitchen).

The alternative is the Stalis/Stalida model - farming families move down onto the plain to take care of the crops, in season.

{Digression: if "horta" is the root word for "horticulture", how come "horta" is translated as "wild greens"?}
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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2007, 03:08:56 PM »
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A bit of (educated) guesswork, on my part but (in the days before the internal combustion engine was commonplace) ....

A lot of island resorts are built around "fishing villages" which were traditionally inhabited during the months when the sea was calmest.  The fishing families (menfolk) moved down to the beach for the season and used basic homes (a bed room and outside kitchen).

The alternative is the Stalis/Stalida model - farming families move down onto the plain to take care of the crops, in season.
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Think this is about right; in Plak in the early 90's we spent a lot of time in the bar/restaurant above the Forum (with the oval bar everyone sat round and chatted) and an older man (who knew a lot more about Crete's involvement than we then had a clue about!) was asking them about the war; one of the barmen talked about his grandad's involvement, I can remember him saying something to the effect that 'no-one actually lived here then, you understand it was just a fishing village, not where families lived - everyone had land and their olive trees further up the gorge'.  

There still was (he said) locally a great distrust/dislike of anyone German - and certainly this was quite clearly demonstrated by the behaviour of quite a young girl at the Alianthos re car hire one day, when she insisted speaking English to a poor German bloke although she clearly understood what he was saying/asking her in his native tongue.  And she did what the Brits used to do everywhere  ie when he didn't understand she just spoke louder and with such a condescending inflection - although it was quite funny (cos he was getting very cross) - I did actually feel quite sorry for the chap!

Oh, and I forgot to say, the pics on all the adverts for Preveli beach in the early 1990's showed more or less that view and as long as you could get there reasonably early (first boat LOL) you could still go nude on the beach then, on the far right (looking from the sea).  It was a relief to go there and not be sandblasted ! (August)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2007, 03:30:07 PM by jenny »
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« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2007, 12:33:13 PM »
[attachment=494:plak1.jpg][attachment=495:plak.jpg]

Where's this?
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2007, 12:46:21 PM »
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[attachment=494:plak1.jpg][attachment=495:plak.jpg]

Where's this?


Pictures from the web site of the Plakias Taxi Company owned by Zacharias Zourbakis.

One is of plakias promanade and the other I think is the gorge after Asomatos  

http://www.taxi4you.gr/overall.asp?lang=uk

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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2007, 10:35:54 PM »
i'll have to come forward a few years, well to the present actually, here's a pic of something that's changed recently


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« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2007, 05:49:07 AM »
Is it just as you come into Giannou from the Preveli end. I remember there was a washing area there, although that had a stone roof.

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« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2007, 07:48:05 AM »
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i'll have to come forward a few years, well to the present actually, here's a pic of something that's changed recently

They've made a nice job of that laundry at Mirthios (or should that be Mythos   ).

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2007, 12:48:28 PM »
Yes,
Mirthios , Mythos its all the same in the end!!  they have done it up well, what's it used for now?

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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2007, 07:43:56 PM »
i don't really think it's being used as anything but they've certainly made it a very pleasant place to visit and perhaps take a few minutes


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« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2007, 01:28:36 AM »
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i don't really think it's being used as anything but they've certainly made it a very pleasant place to visit and perhaps take a few minutes




 4 changes have been introduced to this picture, can anyone spot them?

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« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2007, 03:26:13 PM »
Lamp Missing, Rucksac Missing, Shadow missing and it's been lightened (if that's one of them).

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« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2007, 09:09:37 PM »
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Lamp Missing, Rucksac Missing, Shadow missing and it's been lightened (if that's one of them).

george g...
He..he..h.e..h.e..h.e.he... the last one needs a bit more effort ! you got the first three right but there is another one!

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« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2007, 08:20:39 AM »
The metal fence looks different to the left of the lamp post?

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