A creaking door hangs longest

12 September 2022

Ray French

A donder around the north coast of Crete in the eastern Mediterranean reveals a curious range of abandoned (or at least infrequently maintained) buildings. There are many modern reinforced concrete two-storey frames, once intended as holiday homes I suspect, that fell victim to the 2008 economic crash and were never completed. But older properties, complete with the scars of decades of wear and tear, still dot the landscape and bear testimony to an altogether more interesting history.

We can speculate what this mottled edifice may have witnessed back in the day, but the obvious durability of its stonework is impressive. Especially as it looks like it's made of chocolate cake, heavily dusted with icing sugar...

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ABK-15008 Doorway, Crete.