Yep, we’re feeling really pleased just now as one of our CyprusPictures flickr account photos has been chosen for the front cover of Cyprus Living Magazine (Paphos based) November issue. 🙂
Not only that, for the very first time the magazine has now been published online, which means our photo will get even more coverage!
Soooo, which photo is it?
It’s this one, a particular favourite of mine, of a broken wooden staircase outside an old village house in the village of Vouni.
The photo was taken (with numerous others) during a day out with special friends on 1st October 2014 (Cyprus Independence Day). As always on a public holiday, we try to get out and about with friends and it usually involves a stop for lunch somewhere along the way.
Our first stop was the original village (now abandoned) of Pano Kivides in the lower foothills of Troodos. Due to high danger of landslides, the residents of Pano Kivides felt it was safer to move to an alternative position and so a new village was built a little lower down the Erimi to Omodos Road. You can see it on the right hand side of the road where the road humps are in abundance after you have passed the Souni village turnoff on the E601.
Some of our photos below from the village of Pano Kivides. The church of St George is the one building which shows real signs of life and it is still used for services.
Next stop was the village of Vouni, which is very much inhabited. It was good to be able to take the time to wander around on foot as driving in the narrow streets is extremely difficult. We hadn’t been to Vouni Village for many years and we noticed a number of improvement had/were being carried out. Unfortunately, because of the public holiday we struggled to find anywhere for our lunch stop…
So, nowhere nearby for lunch meant we were heading for our favourite local lunch spot in the sunshine… off we went to the Kourion Beach Restaurant on the shores of the Mediterranean below the ancient Roman ruins of Kourion ampitheatre.
For more photos of our day out check out the Cyprus Independence Day flickr album.
You can view the online version here of the Cyprus Living Magazine