Chatwin and Paddy: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

The link between Bruce Chatwin and Paddy is very strong. They were good friends and Chatwin’s writing has often been compared favourabley with Paddy’s. When Chatwin stayed at Kadamyli he and Paddy often went for long afternoon walks in the Taygetos. This BBC Four programme about Bruce Chatwin’s life includes some significant sections with Paddy:

1. Talking about Bruce generally – programme 2 at around 2 minute 20 seconds.

2. Walking with Bruce’s brother and the scattering of the ashes near Kardamyli – programme 2 at around56 minutes 50 seconds.

My thanks to Thos Henley for sending this to me.

Related article:

Bruce Chatwin’s Journey to Mount Athos


9 thoughts on “Chatwin and Paddy: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

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  3. Spiros

    Great. I’ve been in Kardamyli and hiked around on the mountains a few years ago. I have a photo of the place where Paddy and Bruce’s wife buried his ashes, it’s a magic place.
    I will send it for free if you are interested.

    1. proverbs6to10 Post author

      Spiros – all contact and submissions are always welcome. See About and Contact page for details. Tom

    2. michael callahan

      Hello Spiros. My friend Zoe and I hiked all around Chora looking for the Church and gravesite to no avail! It was a beautiful day, however, and the hike was memorable. If you could shoot me that picture, I’d be grateful. We’re returning to Kardamyli later this year. It’s a wonderful place…restorative of soul and body. Thank you. Michael Callahan.

  4. John Stathatos

    Thank god for YouTube; I’ve been looking to download a copy of this for a long time. Highly recommended!


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