When my dad first moved to Greece in 1951, he and some of the other engineers took field trips to northern Greece to look at rivers, irrigation canals, and waterworks. They also visited local engineering offices to obtain stream flow and discharge data. Sometimes they flew on a Grumman Goose airplane. I assume it was operated by the American Mission in the early 1950s.
One of the towns where they stayed was Komotini, a city in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace in northeastern Greece.
|The New Mosque and Clock Tower, March 14, 1951|
|Note the stork on top of the bell tower|
|The baker of Komotini - delicious loaves|
|What's the way to Athens?|
|Muslim ladies of Komotini|
|The cobbler of Komotini|