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My last phoro made today - sunset (hahaha) on the Nissi Beach. I dedicate this picture for Mariusz who was delighted with this beach.
Today my personal driver (you guessed for sure that I mean LF, my husband :) wanted to have some rest so I went to explore Ayia Napa on foot.

According to local legend, the now renowned original icon was accidentally discovered by a hunter in pursuit of his prey. Upon discovery, the icon of the Virgin Mary was called Virgin Mary of Napa, eventually shortened and now known as Ayia Napa. The present monastery, built in 1100, was built around the cave, in honour of the Virgin Mary of Ayia Napa. Today Ayia Napa is the largest tourist resort of Cyprus. With 27000 tourist bed capacity with more than 145 hotels and apartments of all sizes. The resort for 2017 is projected to welcome more than 700,000 tourist arrivals and approximately 5,000,000 night-stays.
Must be terrible in high season.

It is strange place. I wanted to see this monastery and I found myself in kind of Las Vegas. It is a paraadise for fans of Kitch. What they have there = Bedrock, Titanic, Red Square, Pirates, Frogs, you can see this amazing collection on FB. It was a bit spooky because all was closed, there was no one there. HAha, I can imagine how Gert would be disgusted, but of course it is impreobable that he would go there. Finally I found the monastery - it was marvelous. Also modern monastery was beautful. Then I saw preparation for Christmas - it is very warm but on the streets are Santas and snowmen. After that I went to see fantastic open air sculpture park, Ayia Napa's new sculpture park was inaugurated in 2014 with the aim of creating a completely new tourist experience. The open air sculpture museum features both large and small works of art created by more than 20 sculptors from around the world.

Located at the eastern edge of Ayia Napa the sculpture park covers an area of 20,000 sq.m. The rocky landscape slopes down to the sea and provides a serene and peaceful backdrop to this visually exciting display of modern artwork.

The park continues to grow with more works being added each winter by talented international artists. Enjoy the open air and take in the cultural wonders of the park.
Finally I saw a few beaches. The days are now short, so when I came to Nissi Beach it was sunset time.

Difficult choice what to post a few hundreds pictures, I do not see properly, no pp, have difficulties with the horizon,I just want to share my travelogue.

In Worksop another view with more reflections.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12077 W: 126 N: 30792] (143582)
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