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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Writing Spaces

This lovely building is the remains of a Turkish bathhouse in Rethymnon, Crete, where worked the real-life woman on whom Zorba’s Bouboulina, Madame Hortense, was based in Kazantzakis's novel. Adjoining to the left there is a similarly pink café—a net café upstairs; and down, sidewalk tables perfect for writing the old-fashioned way and watching passersby, while eating good Greek yoghurt with thyme honey and walnuts, or a soft-boiled egg swaddled in a pink cloth napkin.

image: Christie B. Cochrell, Turkish Bathhouse

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