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These photos were taken in the wintertime - December and January 2016/7. Although there was plenty of sunshine, there was a lot of rain and thundery weather, which offered some dramatic lighting conditions. I found the rural villages very charming and interesting, and the mountain landscapes were quite stunning. The Cypriot people were the friendliest you could meet. 

Stavrovouni Monaste..

Stavrovouni Monastery, on it's amazing site.

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The landscape from Stavrovouni Mountain, near the monastery.

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The landscape from Stavrovouni Mountain. Cloud shadows and sunny patches enhance..

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The landscape as seen from Stavrovouni Mountain. Cloud shadows and sunny patches..

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The stunning and colourful landscape as seen from Stavrovouni Mountain

Stavrovouni Monaste..

A stunning location for this ancient monastery, dating from the 4th century AD, ..

Stavrovouni Monaste..

A spectacular location for this ancient monastery, dating from the 4th century A..

Kalavasos Landscape..

A late afternoon sun was shining on this colourful forested landscape

Kalavasos Landscape..

This colourful forested landscape near the Kalavasos Dam, was illuminated by a s..

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The lakes at Kalavasos Dam, just a few kilometers outside of the village of Kala..

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This lake is at the Kalavasos Dam, just a few kilometers outside of the village ..

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This is a lake at the Kalavasos Dam, just a few kilometers outside of the villag..

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Landscape with ancient olive trees, and Stavrovouni monastery in the background,..

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Village street in Menogia village.

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A street in Menogia village

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Menogia view, with village mosque and football pitch.

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Village Church, Menogia. A charmingly asymmetric building. The Christmas lights ..

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Village Church, Menogia. A charmingly asymmetric building.

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Village Mosque, Menogia.

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Landscape in the vicinity of Menogia.

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In the vicinity of Menogia.

Rainbow at Zygi 254..

A rainbow rewards us for the thundery, wet weather.

Old cottage, Kivili..

Derelict dwelling house, in the village of Kivilisi. Like most of the villages, ..

Old cottage, Kivili..

Old derelict dwelling house, in the village of Kivilisi. Like most of the villag..

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Flamingos on Salt Lake, near Larnaca

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Rainbow on Salt Lake, near Larnaca

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On the coast near Pervolia. Pervolia is south of Larnaca.

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Some buildings in Kiti.

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Sunset near the village of Pervolia.

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Near the village of Pervolia.

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View of the village nestling in the valley.

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Many of the charming older buildings in the village had interesting doors.

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The village mosque. Also I was fascinated by the house on the left with such a v..

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Beautifully presented house with potted plants.

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Potted plants are very popular here in this village.

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A street with steps in the village.

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A street in the village.

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Village supermarket at Kalavasos.

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This landscape is close to Kalavasos, on the way to the dam.

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The landscape around this village is stunning

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A very unique and creative back garden in the village.

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Village house in the village of Kalavasos, 

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 A very old stone building in the village of Kalavasos, 

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 A typical narrow, crazy paved street in Kalavasos, a traditional cypriot villag..

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 A typical crazy paved street in Kalavasos, a traditional cypriot village. 

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Kalavasos is very interesting traditional cypriot village. Here is a picture of ..

Agios Theodoros 881..

The late afternoon winter sun casts a beautiful light on the landscape around Ag..

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Beautiful landscape around Agios Theodoros.

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The crumbling old buildings, neglected and overgrown.

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Landscape at Agios Theodoros

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Rural landscape at Agios Theodoros

View from Stavrovou..

The late afternoon sun of a January day casts its rays over the Stavrovouni Moun..

View from Stavrovou..

The amazing landscape of Stavrovouni Mountain, on a January afternoon

View from Stavrovou..

The colourful landscape of Stavrovouni Mountain in the late afternoon winter sun..

View from Stavrovou..

The landscape from the dizzy height of Stavrovouni Mountain is really spectacula..

View from Stavrovou..

The landscape from Stavrovouni Mountain is really stunning. Every way you look t..

View of Stavrovouni..

View of Stavrovouni Mountain. The monastery is shrouded in mist at the top.

View from Stavrovou..

View from Stavrovouni Mountain. The monastery's helipad can be seen in the p..

View from Stavrovou..

View from outside the Stavrovouni Monastery

View from Stavrovou..

Spectacular views from Stavrovouni

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There is a famous old monastery perched on top of the mountain

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Walking on Pharos Beach

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Boats at Zygi Harbour

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Walking towards one of the harbour beacons at Zygi Harbour

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One of the harbour beacons at Zygi Harbour

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Sitting on the path towards the harbour beacon at Zygi Harbour

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December shimmering sunlight on Pharos Beach, near Pervolia.

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The water is shimmering in December sunlight on Pharos Beach, near Pervolia.

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Deserted Pharos Beach, near Pervolia, on a fine December day.

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Pharos Beach, near Pervolia, on a fine December day.

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Pharos Beach, near Pervolia, in December

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Pharos Beach, near Pervolia, is a joy to walk on during the quiet winter months.

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Village view

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The landscape at Agios Theodoros is quite beautiful..

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Agios Theodoros landscape.

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Landscape at Agios Theodoros.

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Landscape at Agios Theodoros.

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Landscape view at Agios Theodoros.

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A view of the landscape from a doorway as a flock of sheep run past.

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A view of the village and landscape

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A home deserted by Turks, due to conflict in the country in 1974.

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Derelict house.

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This house, and several others were deserted by Turks, probably after the 1974 c..

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Deserted house, falling to decay.

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Derelict old buildings in the village.

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Old buildings on a street leaving the village.

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Old buildings on a street leaving the village.

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A child's car was just standing outside this old building

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A street in the charming village of Agios Theodoris, which is about 6km from the..

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A street in the charming village of Agios Theodoris, about 6km from the coast.

Salt Lake with Flam..

Ducks and flamingos on Salt Lake, near Larnaca, on a December evening. Stavrovou..

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Flamingos silhouetted in December evening light on Salt Lake, near Larnaca.

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Flamingos on a December evening on Salt Lake, near Larnaca.

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Flying flamingos on a December evening on Salt Lake, near Larnaca.

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December evening light on Salt Lake, near Larnaca.

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Evening light on Salt Lake, near Larnaca.

Salt Lake with Rain..

A short rainbow appeared over Salt Lake, near Larnaca. The airport is in the bac..

Salt Lake with Rain..

A rainbow appeared over Salt Lake, near Larnaca. 

Salt Lake with Rain..

A short rainbow appeared over Salt Lake, near Larnaca.

Boats in Zygi Harbo..

Boats in Zygi Harbour.

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