TRIBUTE TO MY BIRTHPLACE

ART IS LIBERATING AND AN EXPRESSION OF ALL EMOTIONS THAT CANNOT BE EXPRESSED IN WORDS

I DECIDED TO WRITE SOMETHING ON CYPRUS BECAUSE THAT IS ME, THAT IS MY INNER SOUL, THAT IS MYSELF IN ALL ITS WEAKNESSES AND ALL ITS STRENGTHS.

THE IMAGES OF CYPRUS I USE HEREWITH ARE JUST ONE SMALL SAMPLE OF THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS AS I SAW IT THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTISTS I COMMISSIONED TO PAINT MY COUNTRY, MY BIRTHPLACE, CYPRUS!!

ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS

CLIMBED ON A TREE IN FRONT OF THE PANCYPRIAN GYMNASIUM I WENT TO, I WATCHED HIM ARRIVING FROM EXILE TO LEAD GREEK CYPRIOTS TO INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM!!

CYPRUS AND MY PEOPLE

EVERY NATION SI PROUD OF ITS PEOPLE THAT BROUGHT TO TODAY ITS TRADITIONS, ITS CUSTOMS AND ITS HISTORY. CYPRUS IS VERY UNIQUE IN MANY WAYS AS ITS PEOPLE ARE DISTINGUISHED EASILY FROM OTHERS.

 

THE PEOPLE ARE THE HEART OF CYPRUS BUT THE LAND IS WHAT SHAPES US ALL AND MAKES US ALL WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE:

HELLENISM AND CHRISTIANITY LIVE TOGETHER ON THE ISLAND FOR 2000 YEARS

SAINT NEOPHYTOS MONASTERY, NEAR PAPHOS CITY

OLD NICOSIA NEAR GREEN LINE

OCCUPIED BY TURKEY FAMAGUSTA OR AMMOXOSTOS

THE BARBED WIRES OF TURKISH ARMY NEVER STOP GREEKSNESS BEATING IN

THIS DEAD CITY IN EUROPE. FOR HOW LONG EUROPE? FOR HOW LONG WORLD?

THE ISLAND OF APHRODITE HAS NEVER BEEN TURKISH, IT WAS OCCUPIED FROM TIME TO TIME BY TURKEY BUT NEVER TURKISH. TODAY IS ONCE AGAIN OCCUPIED IN ITS 38% BY TURKISH TROOPS BUT GREEK LANDS AND CITIES NEVER STOP TO BE GREEK IN SPITE WHAT TURKEY CLAIMS AND TRIES TO DO IN CYPRUS.

PETER CONSTANT

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