Photographs of nature, places and objects that have caught my eye.

Φωτογραφίες απο την φύση, απο τόπους και αντικείμενα που μου χτύπησαν στο μάτι.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Love for old things. Η αγάπη για τα παλιά πράγματα.

As I have already told you at my post where you saw the old way of extracting olive oil, the owners of the hotel have a great love and affection for country life and nature. One corner at the grounds of the hotel, has been converted to a small "museum" of older items and things people living in the country, were using in every day life. There are a few more to show you and a couple of more events were taking place at the grounds, while olives were processed to extract olive "the old way".
Όπως σας έχω ήδη πεί, στην ανάρτησή μου για την παραγωγή του λαδιου, οι ιδιοκτήτες το ξενοδοχείου τρέφουν μια ιδιαίτερη αγάπη για τη φύση και την αγροτική ζωή, όπως ήταν τα παλιότερα χρόνια. Μια γωνιά σε μιά άκρη των κήπων του ξενοδοχείου, έχει διαμορφωθεί σε μουσείο, όπου συγκενντρώνονται τα παλιά αντικείμενα από την ζωή στην ύπαιθρο. Παράλληλα με την εξαγωγή του λαδιού με τον παλιό τρόπο, έτρεχαν και άλλες εκδηλώσεις στον χώρο αυτό.
The wood oven. Ο ξυλόφουρνος.
An old stone handmill. Ένας παλιός πέτρινος χειρόμυλος.
A stone table. Ένα πέτρινο τραπέζι.
Older household utensils. Παλαιά αντικείμενα του νυκοκυριού.

The corner of the spit. Η γωνιά της ψησταριάς.
The corner of the old distillery. Η γωνιά του παλιού αποστακτηρίου.

16 comments: said...

just seeing the tools, I imagine this to be a very long process!
I love your new banner shot - beautiful!

Γιαγιά Αντιγόνη said...

Κωστή καλημέρα.
Θαυμάζω τους ανθρώπους που διατηρούν τις μνήμες..
Και εσένα που τις μεταφέρεις..
Ευχαριστώ, να είσαι καλά.

Sunny said...

Very interesting. I have a love of old kitchen utensils, these are wonderful.
☼ Sunny
P.S. Your banner is fantastic!

Rob Siemann said...

A nice kleftiko in the oven, with a glass of wine...

lotusleaf said...

I have an old stone handmill exactly like that , which I have kept next to my frog pond. Mine seems to be smaller though.

Allison said...

Oh, I do like the old kitchen utensils, too! This summer when I was visiting St. Ursanne with my friend, she bought for me a very old pewter serving spoon, and it hangs over my stove now, causing me to wonder who has used it in the past to serve up the evening soup or labored long over a hot stove...ah, such history.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful place and travel in the past!

Berit said...

Good morning to you Costas,
This was an interesting post. I really like old things and the history behind.
I wonder if they used the wooden own to bake bread in.
Wishing you a nice day, and a creative week:)
Greetings from Berit.

✿France✿ said...

Bonjour et merci encore. je reviens te voir dans un petit moment

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful story and those tools are very interesting, a kind of open museum I imagine, it's beautiful!


Οι μνήμες , η παράδοση
οι ρίζες οι δικές μας,
νομίζω πως γεμίζουνε
στ αλήθεια τις ψυχές μας.

Καλή εβδομάδα

Loree said...

Fascinating. So much hard work to extract some olive oil - but so worth it.

tapirgal said...

This place is stunningly built, and you've given such a good visual capture. I feel like I was there. It's not just old, it's done with love.

Thalassenia said...

Παλιά και αγαπημένα.

Να είσαι καλά Κωστή.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Love the old-fashioned, slow way of doing things; no power tools or machinery.

Great shots!

Darryl and Ruth : )

betsy said...

Just saw this old post. How beautiful those old sieves, pans and pots are. What character they have!