|watching the plane above the beach|
|being watched by the angels of Aggeloktistos church|
Larnaca, a city by sea in Cyprus where the airport is situated offers some wonderful and thrilling moments for especially those with children when you know that if you raise your head while sunbathing you will see the plane that close you think you can touch it! This is what happened to me last year (or was it 2 years ago, need to check when the pictures where taken) and I took the camera to take some shots of the event. I kept them in a file and accidentally retrieved them a couple days ago! I decide to post them along with some glorious mosaics that you can find in Larnaca. Cool right? I am talking about the byzantine mosaics of Kiti (Larnaca district) dated 11th century in a lovely church called Panagia Angeloktisti (our lady, Mother of God, built by the angels)
|The main part of Panagia Aggeloktistos which means “Our Lady built by the angels”|
|scenic church exterior|
|the mosaics in Panagia Aggeloktistos, the Virgin surrounded by the angels|
|church exterior from another angle|
|the promenade in Larnaca, see the palm trees, the place is dubbed "foinikoudes" (palm trees)...(I love this place!!!)|
|Larnaca airport (city is small, you come out the airport the sightseeing begins!)|
Now, the pictures I promised from my archives. The post's top picture with the plane was also taken that day.
This beach is called Mackenzie, there are lovely restaurants flanking the beach and it is ideal for families. You can spend the entire day there, having drinks, then lunch, coffee, dinner.
A map is always useful.
PS: 37% of the island of Cyprus is under Turkish occupation since 1974.