Greece’s last bellmakers keep time-honored trade alive

A bell is silhouetted as the sun sets near the town of Sivota, Greece, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

PARAMYTHIA, Greece (Reuters) – The silence blanketing the Greek plain is broken by the tinkle of a cowbell and the rumble of a blazing furnace. In one of Greece’s last remaining bell foundries in the small, western town of Paramythia, the Galanopoulos brothers are busy casting church bells heading to Ethiopia and Romania, pouring red-hot […]

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