Category " Goats "

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Skyros – pastoral traditions

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 25.08.2010 at 20:41

Land cultivation and pastoral traditions have ancient roots on Skyros. The indigenous breed of cattle was still maintained in 1958. The photographs were taken in the coastal area adjoining Kalamítza Bay, east of Linarià. The ponies were kept in one herd during the winter inland from Linarià (pictures taken in 1976). The eastern part of […]

Skantzoura – the elusive monastery

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 15.08.2010 at 13:32

From the white marble sculptures of the Skantzoura coast some scant indication of a trail leads inland through juniper woodlands and olive groves – up the main ridge of the island’s gentle hills. It had taken me decades to finally venture up there and explore what appears like a vision of several lucid buildings against […]

Strongylò Island – the living dead

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 13.08.2010 at 22:27

Strongylò was a little Garden Eden in the Aegean Sea – in the Skantzoura archipelago of the Northern Sporades. Until it was devastated by people who had brought goats and rabbits to this vulnerable isle.

Gioura, Northern Sporades – ancient goat breed

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 02.08.2010 at 11:52

The island of Gioura was a royal possession and is now owned by the Greek State. It is the most efficiently protected area of the Marine Park Northern Sporades. One or two wardens stay there permanently, at least since the 1950s, several decades prior to the park’s foundation. The wardens report to the Forestry Department […]

Gioura – civilization over 10.000 years

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 30.07.2010 at 21:49

Gioura Island presents a rugged mountain wilderness from sea-level to 800 meters altitude. Human habitation always must have been confined to some plain stretches of land with clay soil. Steep lime-stone ridges surround these earlier cultivated areas like natural fortifications. One has to consider changes in sea-level of up to 85 meters below recent marks. […]