GCSTour2009

Nicosia

Whirling Dervishes Museum

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Rooms where the Dervishes are entombed produce interesting photo opportunities!


Nicosia & Market

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Young street-seller.


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Map of Nicosia. I took this so I could consult my camera LCD if I got lost!


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Interesting local shops.


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Into the market.


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Colourful display of fruit and veg!


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A display of beautiful bowls.

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Can't resist the displays of fruit and veg!


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Typical electrical wiring. Surprising there aren't more fires!


Selimiye Mosque (St Sophia Cathedral)

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Inside the Mosque - uncluttered and calm.


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I'm sure someone will tell me what this is? It was surrounded by building materials and scaffolding, requiring careful cropping and retouching.


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The trouble with digital cameras is that they try to make every scene uniformly bright. I deliberately stopped down the exposure to try and capture the actual lighting ambience.


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Discussing the finer points of picture taking. "You press this button here!"


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An early moped with Solex motor which rests on the front tyre to drive it along.


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We liked this antiques shop a lot


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Around the side of the Mosque.


BŁyŁk Han

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This was a staging post for traders, but now it's a pretty courtyard of gift shops.


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A little two storey building in the centre of BŁyŁk Han I should have taken a photo of. Up the steps, gingerly opened an old wooden door - and found myself looking into a tiny Mosque. As ever there is an air of uncluttered peace.


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Snappers snapped!


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Cyprus did have a railway! This plinthed loco is the best they can do for us trainspotters!



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