Roads to nowhere – through the late nineties into the 21st century the ‘holiday home’ market in Cyprus was booming! Whole estates planned, roads and infrastructure installed, ready for the overseas buyers wanting their slice of sun away from home. Then the 2008 global financial crisis was followed by the collapse of the Greek economyContinue reading “Roads to Nowhere”
Spending time away with the family this week with a return to Cyprus. Never too far from the camera though and always wanting to capture what I see around me. During today’s trip to Polis Beach I immediately clocked the remnants of a concrete machine gun bunker listing into the sea. More likely a leftContinue reading “R&R”
Protests from April against the proposal to build upon the gardens adjacent to the town hall. The plans are to build a huge church on the land with the people wanting the retain their green space within the expanse of Paphos.
In the heart of Kato Paphos lies the church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa. A stone Catholic Church from the 16th century which sits amongst the ruins of a significantly larger church from the 13th Century.
At the invasion of Cyprus by the Turks in 1974 Turkish Cypriots fled their homes on mass. Even 45 years later whole villages remain standing, abandoned. Evretou sits on the banks of the reservoir by the same name. Shells of buildings, stripped of possessions, stand empty. These particular images were taken of upper Evretou duringContinue reading “Evretou – The village left behind”
Dotted across the country of Greek Cyprus there are roadside shrines dedicated to the dead. Taking the form of Greek Orthodox churches they are visited every evening for candle lighting and memorial to the persons, often pictured.
While driving between Polis and Pafos during this years earlier trip to Cyprus, we came across the beautiful village of Pano Androes. With its central church and communal mail boxes, here are a couple of the image.