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The bellmakers of Paramythia
« on: Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 @ 15:18:11 »
Greece's last bellmakers keep time-honoured trade alive

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 molten metal into moulds of varying sizes.

Their family-run business has been around for 215 years. These days, exports keep it alive.