June 2017 in Cyprus
Without words I’ll start a small photographic presentation of every last month, as the wind through the moments and made them history – no forgotten history –
These are the selection from the snapshots I did, according mostly from accidental events, professional shots and my walks around the streets
I decided to do this every month as a small appreciation for the people and the moments were smiled to me !!
MAY 2017 in Cyprus.
Every day I am surprised from this unique little human being
I am still having her in my mind, when she was so small, so fragile, a baby
She is still my baby but …
the years run and the time is not like Pinelope (wife of famous Odyssea) doesn’t waiting for you.
so one day you are looking the mirror and the faces are different
When I heard this song I felt as if I ate cuff…..
and you let her go…… you let her flying
they walked together on both sides of the divided capital’s medieval center, first they went in the occupied old town of Nicosia and after they continued their walk in the free Nicosia.
both leaders spoke to shopkeepers and residents and the crowd applauded and called for a solution
Each leader spent around 45 minutes on either side, walking around and talking to people on the streets
One evening before two weeks, I found myself walking in Pallouriotissa neighborhood,
I had a strange mood and a great need just to walk and make photos without a concept, just photos to clear my mind which has stuck
Always I loved this kind of neighborhoods the people are curious and knows the meaning of hospitality,
I found two teenagers playing there, in an abandoned square.
I was very suprised when I realized their game
One of them (Dani Amourri) filming his partner with an handmade tool for his mobile.
I asked from my new friend to send me what he got from his shootings with his mobile phone
so after when I had time I made this Video
The video I was made for them, for their inspiration,
(sorry if the result is not professionally under the international standards :-)
Maybe this will be a good inspiration for you, because for me it was
Till I arrived to my home, I continued the “shootings”
I had to stop
Next time I’ll stay longer, a new chapter opened for me
A very good chapter
According to the Municipality: “5000 carnival, 17 floats, 25,000 spectators and a lot of fun, composed the scene that was played at noon Sunday in Kyrenia Avenue in Aglantzia, for the 5th consecutive year”
If the criterion of success for an event are laughing and playing, then the success is undeniable
In recent years the foolproof metrisis scoop for me is the children and especially, my daughter
and has proved to me, without having to have special skills (analysis, measurements, surveys etc.)
that children are the toughest critics, without having any social Behaviour criteria
So I asked my daughter: “Have fun;;;”
I got no answer was dipped in confetti, soiled hands
and a laugh (Gosh this laughter)
At night the house was quiet, calm, would you say empty, my little sleeping, motionless (no entreaties and no constraint) and occasionally “snoring”.
This morning, within the spirit and joy, telling me without pausing her yesterday’s adventures …….
Yes, my baby had a good time …
The carnival succeeded :)
Well done, bravo, congratulations to all those who are tired and not unjustly,
next year (to us by God well) I will “get dressed”, I gonna let myself and I will playing
Inside the Nicosia there is a space, like a diamond, I had the most beautiful surprise
the first time I visited I could not believe my eyes and did not expect that we will see something like that, accustomed to such places in Greece and almost everywhere in Europe
I refer to the Flea market there you will find that you want
as long as you have the desire to look for
The people there are friendly, smiling and open mood
Small stands with different things
and every weekend is open for memories and treasure hunters
Flea market celebrates closing two years of operation,
the friendly owner made a small party for friends with barbecue and free beer for all
CYPRUS, Nicosia 15 of July 2014,
In the cemetery of Ayios Constantinos and Elenis but in separate sections are buried citizens,
soldiers and police officers were killed during the 1974 coup aimed at union (Enosis) with Greece, the morning of 15th of July 1974 were battles, against Cypriot Greek Orthodox Archbishop and president Makarios at the Presidential Palace.
Today Greek Cypriot officials “Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Cypriot Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II,
members from political parties and families of soldiers and police officers killed during the 1974 coup, attends at the ceremony
Another black anniversary, a holiday memory, forgetfulness and political agenda
The focus for an hour, the graves, two words, wreaths, relatives, politicians.
40 years passed much to remember and so little for the pain
I do not know what happened and probably Ι will not ever know
Officially???? History always is written by the victors
behind the scene so many rumors, more mutterings and murmurings, the people say, say a lot,
I really do not know,
once the story will be rewritten, there are gaps, I wish to look more like the truth that the dead be vindicated, need for them,
we do not need it … we prove it daily, do not read the story, not taught, so make the same mistakes
exactly the same, bet as self harm
Two separate rooms in the same cemetery, Two different ceremonies, two memorial services away from each other,
twice the national anthem, for perpetrators and for victims,
ones … and those ….. did….. they know,
God rest their souls..
they know …..
My favorite place for relaxation that combines for me the relaxed cafe and for my daughter playground, was,
and unfortunately I say was, Park Prodromou was,
because the Nicosia Municipality 4 months ago decided to remove the swings and slides
from this little paradise, this small oasis in the city for many parents, couples, students etc
The time we went to ride, the children’s games has disappeared, Mr. Nikos who is the soul of this park, helpless tries to explain and he hoped that it will quickly be replaced
I say soul, Nikos because before installed in the park with modest refreshment stand all of the surrounding space was inside the trash, a perfect place for “illegal couples” and drug addicts
I do not know who is the mastermind but he must have some grand plan in his mind,
because you do not destroy a playground, a little paradise for children and adults,
if you don’t have something ambitious to do???
Otherwise if you do it without a plan and schedule, then you have no mind or you are unable to work for the social good.
I am absolute, because I speak on behalf of my daughter
and for mr.Nikos, the man who still believes in dreams and he try for them