Wednesday 20 March 2013

Cyprus part 2, the Troodos mountains

Thank you for all your well wishes...

Sunlight, warmth and a light breeze. Perfect weather for mooching.
A mountainside graveyard; a place to truly rest in peace. Ranunculus. Tight petals unfurling, the colour of sunshine.
I kept expecting Montalbano to walk round the corner.
Flaking turquouise paint. Standing at the top of a mountain. Absolute quietude. 
Take a container, paint it white, add some flowers. Simple and beautiful. Aphrodite's rock. The birthplace of a legend.
Everywhere you look, interesting doors.

The pictures that got away: herds of goats just roaming. A tiny hillside white church and the exquisite dimly-lit interior of the church at Omodos. A line of antique chandeliers, carved wood and giltwork. But alas, no photos allowed. A small woman dressed all in black watched me like a hawk, waiting to swoop. 

Here's me, caught in the act. Click, click, click goes my camera. I look a bit guilty, don't I? That's because I've just been caught peeking into a courtyard.


Kylie said...

Gorgeous photos, you do look like you've been caught in the act, you naughty thing you!
Those Rannuculus are amazing - further proof that Frankie baby was on the money, yellow really is the happiest colour!

Frocktasia said...

Now I really want to just pack a bag and go travelling. Such beautiful and inspiring pictures. I know that some people are of the opinion that you can't possibly enjoy your holiday if you are forever snapping away documenting it all but for me being without my camera would be a very dull holiday indeed. I love it when other people go all snap happy on their hols too cause that means that I can enjoy their wonderful trip through their pictures, thank you :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Goodness gracious it's official now - I am adding this place to my travel bucket list :)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Aah gorgeous. Lucky you. Looks just blissful.

Vintage Jane said...

Oh, how I wish I was there right now. It looks gorgeous. Enjoy every minute ... M x

Vix said...

It looks totally idyllic and get you baring your arms! a bit of a shock once you got back, I bet!
If only Montalbano had appeared around that corner, I'd be on the next flight to Cyprus! xxx

Olivia said...

Such lovely pics and especially like Aphrodite's Rock, very atmospheric! xxx

me said...

Omgosh, looking at your photos is giving me major wanderlust. That is my ideal location!!!!

MakiMaki Vintage said...

such rad photos. looks like an incredible journey!!


Miss Simmonds Says said...

gorgeous! I love all those exciting looking doorways. I just learnt what a ranunculus was on Tuesday and I really love them. Shame Montelbano didn't pop by.

Ofelia said...

I'm loving your vacation outfits and the photos have a nostalgic and poetic vibe!