I always gravitate to the edges of villages, that seems to be where I find the richest pickings in the derelict house stakes. If the village is on a hill it seems to up my chances of success. I guess as the villages have gradually emptied due to peoples aspirations, it has been the outer edges that have emptied first. Those that remain I suppose wanting to be closer to shops, good roads and perhaps a little life. This village is Vrahassi (Βραχάσι) and it ticked all the boxes. Once a village on the main highway between Irakleio (Ηράκλειο) and Aghios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος) until a new duel carriageway was built many years. Now it fades beautifully and provides me with ghosts. For those that enjoy the maps here is an aerial shot of the village.
Today's song, is 'Ocean Breathes Salty' by Sun Kil Moon who is better known as singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek who was/is the lead singer with Red House Painters. If you enjoy the tune and don't know of them then I would say you'd find anything wonderful. The tune was originally by Modest Mouse. Kozelek has covered quite a few of their songs and in my humble opinion has done a better job on every occasion.
The footage I have put it to is from Andrei Tarkovsky's 1975 film The Mirror.
And the ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both grow old.
Well I don't know. I don't know. I hope so.
Listening to: "Ocean Breathes Salty" (Tiny Cities) - Sun Kil Moon