Open Site Navigation

BLUE TREES OLD TOWN

Before Old Town Paphos was smartened up as part of the City of Culture 2017 program, life in the rambling streets seemed not to changed for the last 100 years. The 1974 Turkish invasion resulted in a number of abandoned workshops and on these sites, nature was triumphing. These three trees soared above the old stone buildings and the concrete and dust from the environmental improvements in progress.  Sadly they are no more, replaced by smart café.

 

Three skeletal trees silhouetted against a lilac grey blue wall which occupies the whole of the background with the exception of a rectangle of blue sky in the top left hand corner. The ghostlike trees are loosely painted with scatterings of dried leaves casting shadows on the wall behind