My Messinia

Oikos X-“Memory box” summer refuge-Kyparissia

SAMSUNG CSCThe olive tree valley and its ancient trees hold memories of generations coming, perishing and being succeeded by their offspring in a meaningful circle of cultivation. The omnipresent sea with is gracious wave loops just echoes this same perpetual pattern.SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCThere is a house in the middle of the grove which is a home to precious memories and holiday quietness. The owners, who belong to one of the oldest families of the area, re-open the 200 years-old stone house, built by their forerunners, every summer and its hottest months. The stone walls and tall pine trees surrounding the building keep the temperatures down naturally. The yard is extensive with many chairs, benches, and tables revealing the owners’ love for good company and conversation. The interior spaces are small, as they have always been, unchanged. They are decorated exclusively with family memorabilia and furniture which are taken care of, but also used daily in a true spirit of preservation and sustainability.SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSC It is so very unusual to encounter people who resist the urge of “renewing” their environment and above all, who honor their ancestors by living surrounded by their “choices”, their artifacts, which often are not as comfortable and practical for our contemporary habits.

SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSC …After bidding goodbye to my gracious hosts and as I walked away from the house I entered a similar world, the olive grove and its age-old tranquility. SAMSUNG CSC

Comments (2)

  1. Μίκα Ιωαννιδου

    Συγχαρητήρια Claudia για τις εξαιρετικές φωτογραφίες και την ευαίσθητη ματιά σ’ όσα μαςκρατουν όρθιους και περήφανους σε δύσκολους καιρούς.
    Congratulations for your amazing work and your sensible way to speak about the past tightly connected with the present and the future of the olive tree valley in Kiparissia.

    1. Klaudia Delmer (Post author)

      Thank you for your words full of kindness and encouragement…I will be back soon…


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