Cyprus is on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, and it has some of all these three continents. And as is common at crossroads you can find a mix of cultures, landscapes and atmospheres around. What's strange about this crossroads is that it's not only a thing blending together. Actually, Cyprus is still divided in two parts, a Greek one and a Turkish. For inhabitants of either side the border between these parts has been closed for almost 30 years. UN controls the border, called the Green Line.

As a coincidence, just in the few days that I visited Cyprus in april 2003 the border has been opened. Long lines of people formed on both border sides. In the Greek part people sometimes had to wait two days in a queu, to get accross. And everyone, by car or by foot, just waited for the great moment to come. The first steps in decades to the other side of Cyprus. Always so nearby but so far away.

Also as a visitor to Cyprus I felt great to share the joy of those first days of the opening of the border. But how the future will develop is still a question. Photos that I made along the Green Line you can see in the Borderline and Opening of border series.

Most of the other photos in this Cyprus special come from the western tip of the country, Paphos and the surrounding area. There are photos of the town, the harbour and the Unesco sites with mosaics and the Tombs of the Kings. From the southcoast are the series on Petra tou Romiou, a famous and more or less sacred spot, and Pissouri. From the northwest are a few photos made in Lakki and Aphrodite's Baths. From the Troodos mountains in the center are the photos from Omodos.

You can navigate by clicking about any object in the site. Just clicking the photo will get you to the next one in line. I hope you enjoy.