Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Famagusta - Othello's City

Here's a handful of shots taken around Famagusta. It's a fantastic place, full of history and atmosphere, and no matter how many times I visit the city, there's always something new to discover. From the moat, which is easily wide enough to accommodate a battleship, to the ancient city centre, a visit to Famagusta is an absolute must if you happen to come to Cyprus.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Around Bellapais and Kyrenia Harbour

These were taken at the end of February up at Bellapais Monastery just outside Kyrenia on the north coast of Cyprus, and later on at Kyrenia's scenic old harbor. Bellapais Monastery dates back to the late twelfth century, while the harbor at Kyrenia dates back to Roman times, but started to become what it is today during Venetian rule of the island in the 16th century.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kantara Castle in North Cyprus

These shots were taken a few days ago at Kantara Castle in North Cyprus. As one of the three remaining crusader castles, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the island's deep and often bloodstained history.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

House of the Dragoman, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Dragoman's House in Old-Town Nicosia
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This is the beautifully restored and furnished residence of the Dragoman, a Turkish official position during Ottoman rule in Cyprus. Located just around the corner from the Archbishop's Palace, and housing an ethnological museum, the Dragoman's House provides a fascinating insight into Cyprus in Ottoman times. If you're in the neighborhood, this place is definitely worth a visit.

This particular view looks out through one of the property's many archways, and across the courtyard towards the adjacent Omeriye mosque.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Around the Tower of London

Here are a few shots taken on a jaunt to London earlier this year.

Tower Bridge, London
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The Tower of London
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Gargoyle at the Tower of London
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Salamis Gymnasium in Cyprus

The Gymnasium at ancient Salamis, North Cyprus
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Friday, June 10, 2011

The Horns of Hattin

The Horns of Hattin, Israel
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