One of the ruined cave houses next to BCH was owned by a man – Shah Dede (King Grandad) or Hadj Ibrahim (Hadj meaning one who has gone to Mecca) was his name – who had made a pilgrimage to Mecca during the last years of his life. As a result, he was allowed to paint his house blue; bits and pieces of this blue paint remain on the ruined walls of the building. After he died about four years ago, the family simply abandoned the house, leaving all the stuff in it as it was. It has quite a few rooms; one has enormous clay urns, one has enormous baskets, one has tools and equipment for animals, others have clothes and boxes. The entrances to some of the rooms are blocked so I haven’t been able to find out what’s inside them. It’s a fascinating material relic and museum to this man’s life and I have set up a second Memento Mori installation in one of the upstairs rooms.
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