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The effigy of Crete that built in America, the cretan who died of the grief of the death of his daughter

Died of grief for the loss of his daughter but he never forgot the island of Crete – The widow takes care to provide for the creation of which has become a pole of attraction for many visitors.Born in Vamos and in 1955 he took the road of exile that led him to Brooklyn where he worked as a tailor until the end of his life.The nostalgia and the love for the motherland I went out never to feel the warmth of his beloved Crete, 2002 made with pebbles outside the door of his house a mock-up of the island.With his beloved Crete was every day in order to keep intact the creation of, until she died last April, when she got sick, unable to bear the death of his daughter from cancer.His wife, to whom he was married for 55 years, since she lost her beloved, maintain the memory, and the creation of, waking up every day at 6 in the morning to take care of the beautiful island of Crete.This is the short story around the “Crete” of George Κορτσολάκη and his wife Flora, who has become known in Brooklyn and often home visits by Greeks, and not only to see the island peeking out from the yard.The website brooklynpaper.com published the history of the Αποκορωνιώτη and his wife.”The late George Κορτσολάκης shaped thoroughly a thumbnail of the homeland, the mediterranean island of Crete, from thousands of pebbles, seashells, and plastic figurines out of the house at the corner of Ridge Boulevard and 79th street. But since he passed away in April, his wife, Flora, has taken the reins and sustains the creation as a tribute” is noted in the publication”Made people feel curious about what they were seeing and so introduced to the island of Crete,” said the neighbor, George, Costas Panagopoulos.The “Crete” of the Κορτσολάκη took first the form of the 2002, by fragments of concrete that were joined into a patch of deep blue flowers and after they were replaced with the blue of the sky with pebbles aquarium imitated the Mediterranean sea, said Flora.Finally, the Crete of George was formed in a topographically detailed, 7 foot island, which has been filled with seats, ceramic lighthouses and plastic cars – games.The “ground sculpture” grew to include neighboring islands and today it is like a huge network of islands, sheltered in an elaborate, hand-made from plexiglass and wood gazebo.Creatures of Greek mythology adorn the sculpture, including the mermaid, sister of Alexander the Great off the coast of Spinalonga and the mythical Icarus, who escaped from prison on wings of wax, but flew too close to the sun and fell to earth, and which have been placed in Heraklion.The devoted wife goes every day to the creation of the beloved, to water the flowers of the island, washes the plexiglas, and ensure that the people of George, and the memories of him will never collapse.See in the below video interview of Flora to the reporter who discovered the island of Crete in the street of Brooklyn.

Died of grief for the loss of his daughter but he never forgot the island of Crete – The widow takes care to maintain the creation…
that has become a pole of attraction for many visitors.
Born in Vamos and in 1955 he took the road of exile that led him to Brooklyn where he worked as a tailor until the end of his life.
The nostalgia and the love for the motherland I went out never to feel the warmth of his beloved Crete, 2002 made with pebbles outside the door of his house a mock-up of the island.
With his beloved Crete was every day in order to keep intact the creation of, until she died last April, when she got sick, unable to bear the death of his daughter from cancer.
His wife, to whom he was married for 55 years, since she lost her beloved, maintain the memory, and the creation of, waking up every day at 6 in the morning to take care of the beautiful island of Crete.
This is the short story around the “Crete” of George Κορτσολάκη and his wife Flora, who has become known in Brooklyn and often home visits by Greeks, and not only to see the island peeking out from the yard.
The website brooklynpaper.com published the history of the Αποκορωνιώτη and his wife.
“The late George Κορτσολάκης shaped thoroughly a thumbnail of the homeland, the mediterranean island of Crete, from thousands of pebbles, seashells, and plastic figurines out of the house at the corner of Ridge Boulevard and 79th street. But since he passed away in April, his wife, Flora, has taken the reins and sustains the creation as a tribute” it is noted in this publication
“It made people feel a curiosity about what they were seeing and so introduced to the island of Crete,” said the neighbor, George, Costas Panagopoulos.
The “Crete” of the Κορτσολάκη took first the form of the 2002, by fragments of concrete that were joined into a patch of deep blue flowers and after they were replaced with the blue of the sky with pebbles aquarium imitated the Mediterranean sea, said Flora.
Finally, the Crete of George was formed in a topographically detailed, 7 foot island, which has been filled with seats, ceramic lighthouses and plastic cars – games.
The “ground sculpture” grew to include neighboring islands and today it is like a huge network of islands, sheltered in an elaborate, hand-made from plexiglass and wood gazebo.
Creatures of Greek mythology adorn the sculpture, including the mermaid, sister of Alexander the Great off the coast of Spinalonga and the mythical Icarus, who escaped from prison on wings of wax, but flew too close to the sun and fell to earth, and which have been placed in Heraklion.
The devoted wife goes every day to the creation of the beloved, to water the flowers of the island, washes the plexiglas, and ensure that the people of George, and the memories of him will never collapse.
See in the below video interview of Flora to the reporter who discovered the island of Crete in the street of Brooklyn.

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