Let There Be Life
This building is obviously still inhabited.
All Mod Cons
As is this one. They also receive power and the all-important telly.
Even some of the more ramshackle areas show signs of life.
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.
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.