Cyprus

The little girl lost

I heard this piece of music last year and I immediately had a vision of an innocent girl pondering on her life, running to and running from……So I made a video to fit the music. I hope this goes someway to expressing the sentiment behind this video.

The little girl lost As I walk the path of my destiny I wonder, Am I a lady, or am I a girl Behind me the past, ahead the future I’m just a little girl lost My heart yearns for love Yet I’m running from fear I’ll finally break free, but…. I’m STILL, just a little girl lost

Larnaca Time Lapse

I visit Larnaca frequently, it is my second home. There are some amazing sites around Larnaca, some old, some new. I’ve always liked the scenery and thanks to my GoPro’ I can easily make time lapse anytime. This is one of the first.

Cyprus Pride 2017

Sunday 28th May, saw the fourth Cyprus Pride event take place, in Nicosia, Cyprus. I attended this one as well as last year, to support friends, to support the cause and to take photos and video.

Cyprus’ fourth Pride Parade kicked off in Nicosia on Sunday under the auspices of President Nicos Anastasiades and Nicosia Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis.

 

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The Venetian Bridges – Cyprus

5 Magnificent Cyprus Bridges you’ve Simply Got to Walk Across

Ever been on a day out in Cyprus and come across a bridge that has left you breathless? If so, it’s more than likely that you were out on an adventure somewhere near Limassol or Paphos, deep in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains where a number of rivers weave across the wild undulating countryside.

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Fact of the matter is, most of the island’s beautiful bridges are relatively hard to find and certainly off the beaten track. But for us, this simply adds to the intrigue and mystery!

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Costa Erimoudi Winery – Koilani

On a recent trip to the village of Koilani, in the Troodos mountains, to interview a friend, I was then fortunate enough to be taken to a local winery just outside the village called the ‘Costa Erimoudi Winery’

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Cypriot Villages – Agios Sozomenos

 

 

Agios Sozomenos (Greek: Αγιος Σωζόμενος Turkish: Arpalık) is largely deserted village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located close to the Green Line south of Geri, 3 Kms North of Potamia/Dereli and 6 Kms west of Pyroi/Gaziler.

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1st October Cyprus Independence Day

Today, Cyprus celebrates its 56th year as an independent state. Cyprus had officially gained its independence from the British rule on August 16, 1960, when the agreements for the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus were signed. Continue reading

Cypriot Diaspora – Milikos Xenophontos

Milikos Xenophontos is from the village of Agoi Vavatsinia, he was born in 1941 and left for the UK in 1959. He is the cousin of the famous Greek composer Manos Loϊzos.

Please excuse the mis-focussing, camera was on AF and it re-focused on the gate, but this was a one-off opportunity so I still used it.

 

Cypriot Diaspora

An introduction to my new series of videos titled ‘Cypriot Diaspora’ Tales from Cypriots Abroad. I’m hoping to give people who migrated or were born or raised outside of Cyprus the opportunity to tell their story, their feelings about their lives and their feelings about Cyprus.

For many people, especially those who have left behind them poverty, or civil unrest in Cyprus, the prospect of a new life offered a real dream. Many of those who left have prospered, at least financially, but is that the only barometer for success?

Years later when the original migrants have aged and raised their own children outside of Cyprus, if they were to be really honest, how successful would they deem themselves to be?

Has there been a cost to their prosperity, how have their dreams changed from those early days of being part of a Cypriot community abroad? Was there a cost to the Cypriot people as a whole,  be it culturally, socially or morally?

I would love the opportunity to film you sharing your life experiences.

If you would like to participate when I’m nearby, please Contact me.