Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

The ghost town of Cyprus

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Some fantastic images here of Varosha in the Famagusta district of Cyprus.

The village was abandoned in 1974 at the time of the illegal Turkish occupation and is still closed off today.

There are numerous petitions and attempts being made to make it secure and have it reopened. Maybe one day, it will happen….

In its’ hey day, Famagusta was once the gambling capital of the Mediterranean and frequented by many visitors from the Middle East as the party resort. Nowadays, the occupied North of the island is still a gambling resort with many brick and mortar casinos spread around the tourist areas of Kyrenia.

Southern Cyprus, where static casinos are illegal is finding a loophole and retaliating by opening online gambling dens. I suppose it keeps the money in the south of the island rather than giving it away in the north, if nothing else!

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These images were taken by pub dog

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Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

One thought on “The ghost town of Cyprus

  1. Yes we’ve seen this and I do feel sorry for all the Greek Cypriots who have lost their homes.

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