GCSTour2009

St Barnabas - Salamis

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St Barnabas Monastery

On the way in, a street seller was strategically set up to sell us Turkish delight, nuts, and slabs of nut & sesame brittle. Extremely good!


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St Barnabas' tomb - or not.


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Stairway to Heaven.


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The monastery.


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3D Stereo pair. Spiky cactus bush. Something is lurking!


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3D Stereo pair. A solitary locust.


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Locust Iste!


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St Barnabas Church Icon museum.


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Icons!


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The dome.


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A painted annex lit by a single lightbulb.


Roman City of Salamis

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Marvellous tiled floor of the Roman baths. I think the holes in the sides were where the Romans put their clothes.


Amphitheatre

The Roman amphitheatre. When you're standing in the middle of it and talking, you sound much louder than normal because of your voice being reflected back!


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3D Stereo pair.


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The marble tiled floor. Pieces with fragments of Roman writing seem to have been brought from elsewhere and reused.


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Why the stressed face?


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"Who's got my sponge on a stick???!!!


Hypocaust

Hypocaust.


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Tesserae type mosaic under an arch.


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I leapt down into a dark underground bit and took a picture. Look at that underground passage! Why didn't I explore it? I had just impaled my big toe on a dried and very thorny plant and was in pain!


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I think this may be the gymnasium. (I should have paid attention!)


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Why aren't tenors ever pleased to see me?


Lunch

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First rule of photography... something about shooting against the light?


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A few pix of the intrepid party enjoying themselves. And we haven't even had food yet! The guide is getting edgy. 'Places to see!'


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That Efes beer turns out to be stronger than we thought! Who'd have Adam and Eve'd it?


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