For some reason my attention today has been on the Roman Empire and its rise and fall. Here in North Cyprus there are remnants of Roman occupation all over the place – from the huge complex ruin of Salamis on the south coast to five minutes from here where I live on the north coast … More Spirals of Time
I created this image from a photo I took of grasses close to Lambousa, an ancient historical site close to where I live in Alsancak, on the north coast of North Cyprus. We visited this area a while back – it’s about five minutes from where we live – to view the Roman fish ponds, … More Grasses Whisper History
Co-incidentally, as I was getting material together for this post, I came across the “Be a Weed” photo which I think is appropriate for this post! I’ve been meaning to have a wander around the paddock next to our apartment for a while as it’s looking really lovely in spring – bright yellow carpet of … More Wildish North Cyprus – Be A Weed!
This is a slightly different version of “Spirit of Bamboo” as I really can’t decide which I like best, so I decided to post both!
Since I mentioned Lambousa in my last post, I thought I’d share some photos of this fascinating piece of history. Lambousa was an ancient port with around 10,000 inhabitants and was renowned for the wealth of its inhabitants. Unfortunately it used to get raided a lot and eventually its people moved inland to the foothills … More Lambousa – Ancient Roman Port in North Cyprus