The Church of the Holy Cross in Pano ...
License license
Loading ...

全景摄影师 Furman Artjem EXPERT 日期和时间 18:39, 16/09/2010 - Views loading...


The Church of the Holy Cross in Pano Lefkara . Cyprus

世界 > Europe > Cyprus

标签: lefkara, cyprus, church

  • 喜欢 / 不喜欢
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

comments powered by Disqus



A: The Church of the Holy Cross in Pano. Lefkara . Cyprus

摄影师Furman Artjem, 距离此处60远  

The Church of the Holy Cross in Pano. Lefkara .  Cyprus

B: Levkasra courtyard

摄影师Furman Artjem, 距离此处70远

Levkasra courtyard

C: Lefkara courtyard Cyprus

摄影师Furman Artjem, 距离此处160远

Lefkara courtyard Cyprus


摄影师michalis agapiou, 距离此处220远



摄影师michalis agapiou, 距离此处330远


F: Ktima Christoudia (Winery) - Outside

摄影师Polys Antoniou, 距离此全景2.9

Ktima Christoudia (Winery) - OutsideKtima Christoudia was created by Christoudias family. Love, zeal ...

Ktima Christoudia (Winery) - Outside

G: Junction (Lythrodontas - Lefkara - Kornos)

摄影师Yiannis Isa, 距离此全景3.4

Junction (Lythrodontas - Lefkara - Kornos)

H: Wheat Balls

摄影师Yiannis Isa, 距离此全景6.7

Wheat Balls

I: Cables

摄影师Yiannis Isa, 距离此全景7.4


J: Shia lake mine

摄影师Yiannis Isa, 距离此全景11.1

Shia lake mine



Goddess of love, blow us kisses! Cyprus is home to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love, who arose from the sea as a full-grown (and lovely) woman and sailed to shore in a seashell. It's also the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea with its geological origins in the fiery heat of volcanic eruption.

The history of Cyprus begins as far back as the Neolithic Age of 7000 BC. Relics exist showing settlements to the north and south coastlines. The first Greeks came to the island around 1400 BC, Mycenaean merchants who brought Hellenistic influences with them.

Between the time of the Greeks and the arrival of the Romans, Cyprus was conquered by Assyria, Egypt and Persia. Alexander the Great claimed Cyprus for his empire as of 333 BC, and it became part of the Roman Empire in 58 BC. It became the first country to be governed by a Christian when St. Paul experienced conversion there.

After the fall of Rome Cyprus was annexed into the Byzantine Empire, with Constantinople for its capital. This situation lasted until Richard the Lion-Hearted arrived in 1191 on a Holy Crusade, conquered the island and sold it to the Templars. Since they were basically wiped out at the start of the 14th century, Cyprus turned to Catholic feudal control and stayed that way until 1571, when the Ottoman Empire invaded and took reign. With this came the expulsion of Catholicism, introduction of Islam and the return of Greek Orthodoxy.

The Ottomans kept power until the end of WWI, when Britain assumed administrative duties over the island. As of 1925 it was declared a Crown colony, and in 1955 there began an armed rebellion against British rule.

The Republic of Cyprus was granted independence by the British in 1960. It joined the European Union in 2004 although dispute remains over who controls it. Right now there are four sectors. The biggest one belongs to the Republic of Cyprus; Turkish Cypriots occupies one third of the island (to the North), the United Nations has control of the border between these two, and Britain hold two sovereign naval base areas.

I'm not sure Aphrodite would approve of all these squabbles. Then again, she did have that brawl with Persephone over who got to live with Adonis the heartbreaker...

Text by Steve Smith