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Korestia Mud Houses

Dozens of abandoned residences in the Korestia region, Kastoria prefecture of northwestern Greece, retain their impressive orange color, as the houses are remnants of another era when skilled builders erected domiciles using sun-dried bricks, made from the region's red soil, water and hay.

The initial pre-industrial age builders were self-taught and their craft made the region distinct for its architecture. The last house built using this specific technique was completed in 1955.

Today, over 100 such residences are left abandoned and wrecked in the abandoned villages of Gavros, Kranionas and Mavrokampos. {#}

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 12:29 PM,


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