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.

Morbid or not – just how pretty can a cemetery be?

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I work just over the road from one of the many entrances to the large cemetery behind St. Nicholas church on Griva Dighenis, Limassol and I’m finding I’m becoming quite enthralled by it.

The amount of time and effort that is dedicated by families tending the graves of their loved ones as well as the staff who are there on a regular basis is really astonishing.

This is one of the largest cemeteries I’ve come across in Limassol, other than the one in Ayios Athanasios but I’m constantly taken aback by the different headstones, photographs, oil lamps and the colours that capture my eye as I walk by.

This morning I decided to park my car at a different entrance and walked through just one small corner. Below are some of the photographs I took.

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

St Nicholas Cemetery Limassol

It got me thinking….. “Why can’t we look after our cemeteries in this way in the UK?”

What do you think?

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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!

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