Old Buildings Built to Last
A House that has Survived
Our house has seen a number of earthquakes and has survived. Mainly because it has been at least minimally maintained.
Others have not been so lucky. This old building did survive the earthquake, but it has been empty for at least 60 years, and it is slowly being eroded by the wind and rain.
The Last Earthquake
In this last, May 2014, earthquake we heard from the gossip being distributed, that about 8 houses were damaged, but most of these were old and abandoned houses. However there is one house on Romeikos Gia Los waterfront that has been cordoned off, with visible cracks running down its stucco.
A number of years ago I visited cousins in
Houses Built on Rock
Houses Built with Rock
There is no shortage of rocks to build houses here. Our house has thick stone walls, and though the stone walls are built with mud they have chestnut beams inside them to absorb shock, and are held together with lathes inside.