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.

A day across the UN peacekeeping line in divided Nicosia, Cyprus (Part 1)

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Monday 4th June 2012 was a public holiday in the Republic of Cyprus as it’s Kataklysmos Day.

As we needed to visit the philately department in the north of Nicosia it was a good day for our trip because we knew the shops and businesses would be open due to the different religion/culture.

It appeared that most of the residents in the south of Cyprus had the same idea as the queues we beheld at the crossing point on Ledra Street were the longest we’ve seen since April 2008 when it was officially opened.

Anyway, after our duties were performed at the philatelic office we had a few hours to wander around the city. We decided to explore some different streets than those we usually visit.

Of course, the camera came too!

Government Buildings of Nicosia

Government Buildings of Nicosia

Nicosia (north) Main Post Office

The above photos were taken just after the tourist “shopping” street and close to the main square. We believe the first two photographs may be of the Court building.

More to follow soon…..
Part 2 – Samanbahce Housing Area
Part 3 – Cafe’s, Bars & Restaurants
Part 4 – Old Doors & Buildings of Nicosia
Part 5 – Street Life of Nicosia – Final in this series

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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 “A day across the UN peacekeeping line in divided Nicosia, Cyprus (Part 1)

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