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 Greeceā€™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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