I cannot say that I should like to have been a pioneer living with a hand water pump, oil lamps and mosquitoes but I do take pleasure from seeing the past as a lesson for the present.
I wonder who built this place but for all that they lived long ago and must surely long since be dead, I expect they had all the usual hopes and dreams for future generations.
My own gutters are channeled to a cistern to collect rainwater and even though I can access the Aqueduct at the turn of a switch I prefer to run my house on my own supply of fresh water.
In those days hoping for rain was a necessity as piped water only came from the mainland to feed the war effort in 1942.
Held together by string and a prayer.
Which one per center wants a fourth home in paradise that needs a little work?
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