The incredible red soil of Andros seems to make absolutely everything glow red sienna at sunset, particularly on the northern heights, a region which was settled centuries and centuries ago by a group of orthodox Albanians – now their small and basic huts of stone are contrasted starkly with the red tiles and whitewash of the other, more affluent and wealthy villages. The farmland remains divided up by the carefully and painstakingly constructed walls of stone, the frakhtes that are unusual because of the triangular slate patterns incorporated into their designs. (more…)