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Northern Cyprus is one of the most interesting places to visit in all of the Mediterannean.
Salamis was an ancient Greek city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km north of modern Famagusta. According to tradition the founder of Salamis was Teucer, son of Telamon, who could not return home after the Trojan war because he had failed to avenge his brother Ajax.
On his first journey, Paul, the Apostle, landed here and preached in the synagogues (Acts 13:5), before proceeding further in the island.
The Cypriot-born Saint Barnabas, who figures prominently in the Acts of the Apostles brought Christianity to Cyprus in the first century CE. Tradition says that Barnabas preached in Alexandria and Rome, and was stoned to death at Salamis about 61 CE. He is considered the founder of the Church of Cyprus. His bones are believed to be located in the Monastery named after him.
Several earthquakes led to the destruction of Salamis at the beginning of the 4th century.
I visited the ruins of the ancient city and then sat in contemplation of historical events while looking out over this very tranquil view.
A magical place which is part of the joy of exploring the wonderful Karpas peninsula.
This is a scanned photograph so apologies for the quality of the image.

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  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    wonderful pic joyce – wish i was there now but alas im at work (hahahaha) !

  • I wish we were there too Dean……………….I could give you a guided tour of this lovely part of the world………………….and of course they drive on the left like us my dear…………they drive at 5 miles per hour which is just great for taking photographs…………..lol…………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22over 2 years ago

    This looks so relaxing Joyce, super shot.

  • Thanks my friend………………..I just adore Northern Cyprus………………….Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Melissa Carlini
    Melissa Carliniover 2 years ago

    Such a wonderful capture on this one!! I love the peaceful feeling it gives me!! I feel very content at the moment I look at this one!! Love it!!

  • The sense of peace I remember from sitting there comes back when I look at, or think about this lovely place…………..glad you like it Melissa……………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene, awesome DOF

  • Barnie…………..I cannot thank you enough for all your wonderful support and encouragement………………………it is very much appreciated…………….I cannot even remember what the camera was at the time………………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous setting Joyce and a lovely image!!..I also enjoyed Famagusta not mentioned by too many tourists these days so probably a great place to revisit, I remember the scenery was stunning and the food was really good.

  • Thanks Kate…………….people seem to be frightened of Northern Cyprus and it is just so fabulous………………I just love it and you are right the food is superb……………I had some memorable times there and I must relate them in my future images………………..one of the memorable images was the most divine young Turkish waiter getting caught in a downpour in Kyrenia harbour. His white shirt was soaked and his gorgeous dark curly hair was falling over his eyes………………I had to go and lie in a darkened room for quite some time…………………..he made an older woman extremely happy…………………..the Mr Darcy of Kyrenia……………wish I had a photograph………………..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…………..the memory of it………….if Hany reads this he will think I have a thing about Middle Eastern men and guess what???????

    – Fara

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    We were stationed in Akrotiri (RAF) many years ago and we were only about 60 miles from your lovely scene so we visited often, it was a great posting. You made me grin about the Turkish guy, why the heck were you not carrying a brolly you could have struck up a conversation LOL…ahhhhh wonderful memories Joyce.

  • MartinJohnson
    MartinJohnsonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image and editing, love this one Joyce

  • Thanks Martin………………………..much appreciated!!

    – Fara

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous place

  • Many thanks Tracy……………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Aase
    Aaseover 2 years ago

    Great scene, so beautiful Fara:-)

  • It is a lovely place Aase…………….Many thanks again………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 2 years ago

    Wonderful!!

  • Many thanks Ainsley!!

    – Fara

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