Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Promenade in an old village

It's bit chillier each morning, but it still reaches about 25 degrees mid day. Today I went with a restless Eddie for a morning walk in the old part of the village with it's small primitive stonehouses. Besides the busy cars and constant chasing after Eddie it was interesting to see the vivid activity at this hour. I managed to snap some photos on our way.
Along the narrow streets in this densely populated area we saw old ladies simply sitting on their verandas. A little boy at his grandparents, who the neighbours so where tenderly spoiling. A busy vietnamese maid wearing a typical conical asian hat on her way to the grocery store. Old men heading for the cafeteria for a chat with their cumpare's. One who stopped talking with us, particularly eager to share about all the houses he had built in this area in his days.
At the church yard Eddie could run freely and play with an ancient piece of a marble column. And on our way home he enjoyed chasing a bunch of hens we saw crossing the road. We also said hello to a little nervous barking mongrel who at first impression seemed so sweet. Back home we where both quite sated with all the impressions.
A breathtakingly beautiful skirt, "box-pant-in-black" by Black Crane.
This wall paper would be so funky in a city villa, by Piet Hein Eek.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Discovering our city

When exploring Limassol city center by foot we discover new things every time. A cozy café, old mudbrick houses, inspiring handicraft boutiques, a field (yes, a field), historical monuments, rough corrugated steele garages with tyres piled up in the sun, magnificent abandoned decayed houses, to mention some. 

A lot of construction work is currently going on in the area. Probably well needed. I assume the city being so vivid and beautiful located by the sea it's also preparing for European Captial of Culture 2017. 

Wandering the other day we discovered the Limassol Municipal Market hall with the adjacent Saripolou Square, a great outdoor plaza with several restaurants and cafés. Loved it, and already regulars at Petros café at the plaza.
inspiring mosaic art Cool guys Dry goods olives, olives Cyprus bananas Figs, I love figs. locelly produced veggies Nikis sweet's, right upper corner Snails in a tray
1. Inspiring mosaic art in a shop window near the market.
2. Cool guys munching grilled σαντουιτς with χαμ and halloumi. How I enjoy those anglo-greek words.
5, Cypriot sweet bananas.
6. I love figs!
7. Lots of locally produced veggies.
8. Oh look, my dear friend Niki's sweets.
9. Cypriots seems to love farming, picking and eating snails.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

High and low

I think October is my favourite month so far. The weather is really fabulous, warm but not too hot. A great reward, when enduring a really slow settling process. It's great that school and kindergarden at least been checked off from the new life in Cyprus list. Otherwise most is about watching the rapid growth of our smallest active little boy, the daugthers progress with greek language and making sure middle kid typically isn't missing our attention. There's also been some large events in the family, both sad and happy, bringing the family together. A funeral, memorial and a large wedding. We've also enjoyed seeing some of my family and friends from Sweden here in Cyprus. But perhaps tomorrow there will be more progress in the settling process, don't you think?
the park
cactus tree
- Pictures above from Limassol Municipal Garden, first by daughter. That tree is a huge cactus, btw.
- Love this and this scarf collection by milleneufcentquatrevingquatre, via Design for Mankind.
- Great collages. via butdoesitfloat.