Fisherman Mending Nets

 

This photo was taken in Georgioupoli, a small village 22km west of Rethymno on Crete’s north coast. Georgioupoli’s excellent beaches make it popular with tourists during the summer, and much of village economy is structured to take advantage of this. However fishing still plays an integral role in both the local economy and local lifestyle (and particularly cuisine!), and the village’s moorings are often packed with the archetypal small Mediterranean fishing boats immortalised on holiday postcards everywhere.

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Fisherman Mending Nets

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Embroidering Linen

 

I loved the cluttered yet ornate look of this shop in Rethymno Old Town, which sells beautifully decorative ‘traditional’ style linens. I really liked the contrast between the orange top the lady carrying out some embroidering work in the shop was wearing, and the mass of linens behind her, which really makes her stand out from the shadows.

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Embroidering Linen

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