Thursday, 8 July 2010

Photos of Albion House and Pano Elounda

Here are some photos of Pano Elounda and Albion House.  I have been busy today scrubbing the wooden floors! Great job in this heat.

Monday, 5 July 2010

in Memory of Manolis

A small tribute to my neighbour Manolis who died last month.  Manolis contracted leprosy as a child in Athens and his parents fought hard to prevent him from being sent to Spinalonga leper colony.  He was a great help in her research for Victoria Hislop when she was writing her best seller 'The Island".  He was a lovely man and he will be sadly missed by a lot of people.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Photo of film set in the village

As promised, here is a photo of the road up to Albion House. Looks very different.

Back again!

After a somewhat hectic few months, I am back in the house. My son, Matthew, came over for three weeks and we had a wonderful time together. Filming for 'The Island' is taking place in the village - apparently Pano Elounda is doubling as Spinalonga. When the film crew is here it is impossible to get through the village and oftn filming goes on quite late into the night. It is, however, really interesting to watch. The film in 28 episodes will be shown on Mega either this autumn or next - my money is on next. It is quite spooky to see people in 1940s costume wandering through the village. The old ladies here say that the film people have got it exactly right, so I am going to get some photos to post on my blog this morning.