Category Archive: Heritage

New Kyrenia Municipality Sports and Leisure Project

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Girne Municipality Sports and Leisure Project By Chris Elliott…… On Tuesday 6th November the Girne Municipality made a presentation launch of a new Sports Hall and  Green Parkland to the north of the… Continue reading

Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society – KADS Keep on Playing

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KADS keep on Playing By Chris Elliott So often in life we lose sight of the past and what has been achieved so it is great that on cyprusscene.com we have an opportunity… Continue reading

Quilting in North Cyprus 2012

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The Quilters in the TRNC It is nice to see that this skill is continuing through the ages and not being allowed to disappear I have a friend who was attending a “quilter’s”… Continue reading

Sidestreets in Kyrenia – Conversations on Culture No. 19

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Sidestreets in Kyrenia – Conversations on Culture No. 19 Wednesday, 10 October, 2012 – Onar Village at 11am  We have received the following information from Sidestreets which we are pleased to share with… Continue reading

Lefkosa Bandabulya – Fan Making. An October 2012 Cyprus cultural events with Sidestreets

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Cypriot Yelpaz (Fan) Project We are pleased to have received and share the following information from Sidestreets about the Yelpaz (Fan) making projects which will be held at the Lefkosa Bandabuliya on the… Continue reading

1994 lost videograbs of a North Cyprus Holiday

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1994 memories of a North Cyprus Holiday through some lost videograbs The year before The Fire of ’95 – if only I had known then what I know now This Album of grabs from… Continue reading

1999 Another North Cyprus Holiday

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After a gap of a year we were back in the TRNC It was great fun for us to have a holiday in 1998 in Jamaica, but the following year saw us back… Continue reading

1997 An Autumn visit to North Cyprus

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An Autumn visit to North Cyprus with friends in 1997 It is odd now, in 2012, to note that back in the 1990s there were few pages in guide books for the island… Continue reading

Newmans Farm, Kyrenia

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The Chinese House Restaurant and Newman’s Farm I developed a fascination about this place which disappeared many years ago and is now the site of the Chinese House Restaurant. Since publishing this article… Continue reading

Cemal Boransel – A Turkish Cypriot

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Cemal Boransel, a Turkish Cypriot    By Margaret SHEARD and Chris ELLIOTT  Having met with my friend Cemal recently and told you how he loves his country’s heritage and shares it with anybody… Continue reading

1995 and a holiday in North Cyprus [the TRNC] the photos

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Photos from a holiday in North Cyprus, November 1995 Having given you the opportunity to view David Gummer’s photos from November 1995, I thought that it would be only fair that you should… Continue reading

Dutch Treat at the Aphrodite Restaurant, Lapta

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A Dutch Treat I heard the sound of traditional music and there was Cemal bedecked in traditional Turkish Cypriot dress leading a similarly dressed young partner in traditional Turkish Cypriot dancing to the… Continue reading

The Origins of Turkish Delight

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THE ORIGINS OF TURKISH DELIGHT  in 1776 Bekir Effendi  left his home town of Kastamonu in the mountains of Anatolia and went to Istanbul to set up his confectionery shop I have been… Continue reading

1996 and another trip to North Cyprus with a video camera and a 35mm camera

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Yet more memories of North Cyprus We came on another holiday to North Cyprus in November 1996 with both 35mm and video cameras and subsequently made some video grabs of some of the… Continue reading

Then & Now – the ruins of Lambousa, Camelot Beach, Alsancak, North Cyprus

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The ruins of Lambousa, Camelot Beach, Alsancak A Franco-Levantine born in Zykanthos, John P. Foscolo (1852-1927) came to Cyprus from Smyrna in 1878, at the same time as the British troops took over… Continue reading

Dizayn 74 Pottery, North Cyprus

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Dizayn 74 Pottery  The only pottery in North Cyprus  Dizayn 74 Pottery is a lovely place to visit and browse around admiring the huge range of pottery in all shapes and sizes and… Continue reading

The Bedestan in Lefkosa, North Cyprus

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THE BEDESTAN – LEFKOŞA A Beautifully Restored Building During a visit to Lefkoşa earlier this year I came across a building I knew nothing about, this is the Bedestan which is next to… Continue reading

Abandoned Mediterranean Holiday Resort: Varosha

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Varosha – Maras Some nice photos on this blog on ‘Sometimes Interesting‘ but some biased political comments, to view click the link below: ‘Sometimes Interesting‘ blog re Varosha/Maras