The Limassol Auto Club organised an Autosprint at Episkopi, Cyprus on 14 April 2013. The 1km course driven eight times attracted 45 entries comprising rally prepared cars. As a day’s entertainment it was terrific - a beautiful sunny day packed with full-on action motor sport and some great photographic opportunities.
The coastal plain around Mandria in Cyprus is intensively farmed as a series of small holdings. That leads to the village being almost a museum of interesting old tractors – many of which are still in daily use. Yesterday I found three interesting examples – a Serbian IMT 5539, a USA Massey Ferguson 165 and a Czechoslovakian Zetor 4011.
Recently I was contacted by Mike Richardson, a guy who served with the United Nations in Cyprus during and after invasion in 1974. Mike served in the village of Melandra, now one of the deserted villages of Cyprus. His story and pictures from the time are fascinating.
I stumbled out of bed, bleary eyed this morning. I reached to roll up the window blind and as I did my eyes nearly fell out of my head. The sun was shining brilliantly on the most perfect rainbow I’ve ever seen, perfectly framing a mountain and against dark menacing clouds. I thundered downstairs to find a camera – any camera – I had to get this.
Makounta (In Greek, Μακούντα) is another of Cyprus’ deserted villages. As a part of my continuing to learn the ins and outs of my new Nikon V1, I went to check it out.
Old Paramali is another of Cyprus’ deserted villages. I found this one completely by accident. I was heading up into the hills above today’s Paramali to shoot the Cyprus 4x4 Rally, and stumbled across the ruins of the former village.