Paris in the Springtime

Thu, 4 May 1995 15:56:06 +1200

A Greek village (pop. about 1400 in the winter) in which I did field work
called itself "the little Paris." But that was referring to the pre-war,
pre-depression period, in the days "when they tied up their dogs with
(links of) sausages."

What made the village Paris-like then, to them, was its style and flair,
based on the affluence of the larger land owners. Some of them ordered
clothes, furniture and plumbing fixtures from France; some studied abraod,
some traveled aborad. The village was cosmopolitan, like a little Paris.