Mousere

Published 8th of July, 2019

Ruins

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They literally took everything but the kitchen sink when they left this property...

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I wonder how long it is before an obvious ruin can be taken over by other people. Presumably somebody, somewhere, must own the land this ruin is on. Is ownership locked up in some dusty court case, or are there just no surviving relatives?

Life

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Anyway, coming from Archimandtrita, we turned left off the main road, just after we had passed the main church. This took us down a small hill, to this location, where we parked.

This house is obviously still inhabited.

Old And New

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Some of the houses seem to be a mixture of old and new build. You can just make out some ruins in the garden.

This place must be great fun for kids to grow up in! Imagine having your own abandoned house to explore and build camps in. Endless hours of fun!

Nice Views

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The scenery is pretty good too. You can just make out an inhabited house on the right, and more ruins on the left. In the distance you can see the opposite side of the Diarizos Valley.

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