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Mr. George is one of the last coachmen in the historic center of Athens. We spend a day with him. He starts in the morning by fixing his cart, and he has breakfast with Artemis, a former racer

horse. He transports tourists to different neighborhoods, brides to their wedding. He shares the stories he heard from his father, passed on to him by his grandfather. The carriage and the cart are linked to the social life of Old Athens, but they also bring out a romantic touch of yesterday. In the series we meet four people, Mr. George the coachman, Lenio the weaver from Nafplio, Mr. Antony, the basket maker from Crete who uses branches of trees such as myrtles, lilies and reeds, and with a special knife, he makes baskets and cones, and Christos, the bell-maker from Amphissa.