Photographer's Note

In my previous post (***PREPARATIONS FOR WINTER***), you can see the final "stage" of laundry in a "dristela" ("δριστέλα") or "nerotrivi" ("νεροτριβή"), the place where blankets, carpets and bockings are left to dry. That previous photo was taken close to Aghios Georgios village, Preveza Prefecture.

This photo is taken a few hundred kilometres to the north, close to Konitsa town, very close to the Greek-albanian borders, in a place called Bourazani. Here you can see how a "dristela" really looks like, (there were 3 similar ones in Aghios Georgios, where my previous photo was taken).

Dristela is a natural, ecological "washing machine", where no chemicals or detergents are used to clean the items mentioned above. The water comes from nearby springs and falls from some height with full power and rush, creating a whirlpool. The power of water is so big that sometimes it takes 4 men to drag a blanket out of the wirlpool.


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