This old photo popped up while looking for something else. The date? Probably before the 1965 earthquake. What is striking besides the timeless image of two local women embroidering in the shade is the extent of slate roofed houses. Practically all of them. And most of those roofs have whitewashed ceramic tiles covering the “hips”.
By chance or by design, communal embroidery sessions were one way women relaxed in the middle of a long day’s work, providing meditation, conversation, relaxation and production.
That’s Tony’s house in the middle of the photo behind the tree (just above the jug on the ledge). The photo was taken a little down the walkway from Agios Spyridon.