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Holding up the Sky

Columns that once supported the roof of a Roman basilica in Paphos on the SW coast of Cyprus - now only seem to hold up a blue, Mediterranean sky. © L. Birch 2013
Cyclamen Season

February 5th 2013
It was late January; for more than a month, southern Britain had been shivering its way through one of the coldest winters in more than a decade. At Bristol airport, snow lay piled in dirty off-white drifts outside the terminal buildings – the cold, clutching at our chests with every indrawn breath of air. It was much warmer inside the concourse and we were quite soon caught up by that buzz tha ... read more
Middle East » Cyprus » Paphos

Cypriot Flag A former British colony, Cyprus received independence in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capi... ... read more
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