Saturday, November 15, 2014

Photo Journal: A day (or two) in Limassol

Wandering at the old town,

through the yellow bricked buildings,

where details are present,

in the magic graphic streets. 

A walk between those yellow bricks provoke beautiful sentiments. Historical places, monumental buildings. This is Limassol. Old and new combined together. The old town stands right next to the touristic small streets where drinks, food and souvenirs prevail. Walking down the graphic small streets next to the beautiful, colored from the noon sunlight, building, we found our way through the central point. The old town is magnetic, but the new is exciting. All in one.

Our great, "touristic" lunch. 

The Medieval Castle from the inside. 

Blurry sunny view from the castle in the center of the city. 


Inside the historical stones

and outside to the long labyrinths. 

The Medieval castle stands alone in the middle of the central square, showing off its power and sheer dominance over the touristic frenzy. Shields and armor, history and wars. A few steps further and the new marina is on our feet. A small dock with benches gives the opportunity to drift away for a bit and relax, while enjoying the – what it seems – endless sunset in the horizon. 

Sitting at the lonely bench,

gazing at the long sunset. 

We are staring at the sea, but we wake up from our trance, having this urge, this feeling to discover more. So, a walk next to the sea, along the brand new marina, is ideal. The fresh stones on the ground reveal the urgency of the new, while the parks at the back smile with satisfaction that they can look freely at the sea. The construction barriers that stand along the path are small distractions. The picture is not made yet. Wood is planned to float next to the shore, in a desperate attempt to enjoy the sea as close as possible. Ah, we humans. Always building and destroying, always building and destroying. Even the darkened palm trees laugh at us from above. Can you really overcome Nature?

People enjoying.

The long palm trees, 

in the brand new path next to the sea. 

Yellow stones next to the sea.

The city view from the opposite side. 

Walking till the big bridge that connects the street, we are crossing sides. It i already late in the evening either way. Some last pictures and some last notes and our relaxing time begins at a local patisserie, only to end with the best of impressions of a city that captures you instantly. We saw only a glimpse of what there is, hopefully to explore more in our next visit. 

Resting at the rocks next to our footsteps.

A small beach along the way.

Last pictures,

made at the glimpse of a wonderful city. 

Limassol, Cyprus, October 2014. 
Photos taken with Iphone 4 and Pentax p30, kodakfilm 400. 
Vicky Griva Photography ©

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