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 2)

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The Samanbahce Housing Area – Lefkosia (Nicosia) Λευκωσια

We were quite fascinated by this complex of  narrow streets of terraced houses with a central font in the middle part.

According to Wikmapia (and the photo below) this area of Samanbahce or “straw field” is thought to have been one of several gardens used for growing fruits and vegetables for the residents of the Walled City.

As the demands for housing grew, Samanbahce was developed into a social housing complex. Although the exact date is not known, records show that by 1894, Samanbahce was partially built and functioning as social housing. Construction was done in phases and was completed in 1955.

SamanBahce housing area – Nicosia

SamanBahce housing area – Nicosia

SamanBahce housing area – Nicosia

An open door is always a photo opportunity!

It’s a fabulous little haven in the middle of the hive of activity around Kyrenia Avenue and certainly makes for some wonderful photographs from those who have more expertise than me… 🙂

More photos from our day out in Nicosia will follow soon…
Part 1 – Government Buildings
Part 3 – Cafe’s, Bars & Restaurants
Part 4 – Old Doors & Buildings of Nicosia
Part 5 – Street Life of Nicosia – Final in this series


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): 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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