Kato Arodes

Published 21st of May, 2019

Let There Be Life

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This building is obviously still inhabited.

All Mod Cons

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As is this one. They also receive power and the all-important telly.

Hidden Life

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Even some of the more ramshackle areas show signs of life.

What's That?

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Now this puzzled me when I first saw it. Obviously it is on its side, but what is it? To me it seemed reminiscent of the lookout towers I used to see on Ash Ranges in the UK, which the Forestry Commission would use to keep an eye on the surrounding countryside and livestock.

I eventually figured out that the answer was a lot more mundane. It is just a frame to hold a water tank.

Main Road

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So, looking at this picture of the main road through Kato Arodes, it looks very much alive. Ok, normally it looks brighter than this, but we took the pictures on a cloudy day. But look how clean it all is. Cyprus gets a lot of criticism about rubbish levels, but it is by no means a universal problem. Some of the villages look immaculate. Indeed, an upcoming film of ours will show a drive from Pentalia to Polemi, and you will be hard-pressed to see any litter along the route.

Don't get me wrong, there are some areas where litter is atrocious, but it is by no means everywhere.

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