SKopelos

A footnote to my previous blog on Macedonia in northern Greece

By Sofia, Dec 2 2018 04:56PM

On the slopes of legendary mount Vitsi, in the Macedonia province of northern Greece, time flows as continually as the waves break on the shores of Thessaly.


It is here, on beautiful Skopelos island in Thessaly, that I have partially settled. Out of season, during the winter months, I still travel widely in central Europe, where I grew up and later worked. The reflections here represent a kind of closure of the the past 70 years of my life, recognising the people and places of that past; their obstacles and achievements.


Sadly, the flows of refugees driven out of their homes by harassment, unrest and wars have not ceased, but in many areas have increased. Despite all that is good, the inhumanity which pervades so much of our world seems to persist, flooding and ebbing over time but never fully receding.


Kastoria, with its lake, remarkably like Skopelos Town with its bay
Kastoria, with its lake, remarkably like Skopelos Town with its bay
Skopelos Town with its bay, remarkably like Kastroia with its lake!
Skopelos Town with its bay, remarkably like Kastroia with its lake!
Mount Vitcho in northern Greece
Mount Vitcho in northern Greece
Bapchor, my village  before 1948
Bapchor, my village before 1948
Bapchor NOW!
Bapchor NOW!
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