Trinity gets a Make Over.

11 Aug

As our house in Crete is situated higher than the Holy Trinity Church in our village, we have a good view from the very top dome of the church. It was early one morning,7-0’clock to be precise, we walked out onto our balcony and were surprised to see several workers carrying ladders and  other tools which were unrecognizable to us at the time.  We realized that at long last, our church was about to have a facelift . I have taken photo’s at all stages during this interesting project and got to know most of the Greek workers,

While this work was taking place I could not help but admire the risks that these men take as I watched them walking around at such a height with buckets and ladders, and other tools which were needed for the preparation before paintwork,just as if they were walking along the street with not a care in the world. Yes I know , Of course, they are used to it, its their job. Never the less my heart was in my mouth many time hoping that no one was going to fall, as there was little scaffolding erected around either side of the church. However, later much later, all became clear as we watched the procedure and several hoists were used to get to all parts of the church.

To begin with, two men climbed to the top of the dome where the cross is and attached one end of a harness to the cross and then around himself. Whew! I thought thank goodness, they have some safety. Once secure the work commenced and the other man stayed at the bottom of the ladder for security So the church was now being prepared for the ” Big Facelift ” Of course the dome was just the beginning. You will see from the following pictures what a great job is being done to our  ‘ Holy Trinity Church.’

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Fixing the harness.


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Preparing for fresh paint.



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The men were laying some sort of cloth  before the undercoat of paint.

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We all know how pigeons like roosting in and on Church roofs. Now it all has to be cleaned off.I  don’t think I would like that job.

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Here you can see through to the other side where the clock tower is.

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The other side of Holy Trinity Church prepared ready for painting.

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Pots of paint to take to the dome.

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Top part of Holy Trinity Church painted.

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The workers arrived early morning, always on time, and we did not see them standing idle at any time. Holy Trinity Church make over is not yet finished but from work so far you can see that these workers are doing a brilliant job.

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The Boss in charge of the workers.Contact Card

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Posted by on August 11, 2016 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Trinity gets a Make Over.

  1. Pat Machon

    August 11, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you Rita. Great photos & Very Interesting. Keep us informed.


  2. ritaroberts

    August 12, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I was hoping you would see this Pat. How are you? Will e mail you shortly.


  3. Nina

    August 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Hello grandma! the church is looking great! Had a lovely Skype call, we will Skype you again shortly with more news and gossip to update you with 😉 haha. Excited to see what you got in your tests! Don’t forget to tell us when you find out X love you. From la Famille xx


  4. ritaroberts

    August 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Hello Thanks for the nice comment Eve . See you on Skype again soon. Love to you all. Grandma x



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