St.Nicholas Monastery (of the cats)

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This monastery,perhaps,the oldest in Cyprus.The church dates back to the end of XIV century.According to tradition,monastery was founded in the IV century by St.Helen,Mother of Constantine the Great,who left a piece of the True Cross here.The island at that period was tormented by cerious draught, and snakes multiplied in great numbers. According to the medieval historian,Stephan Lusignan,after St.Helen's departure,Constantine the Great sent Governor Kalokero to Cyprus with a thousand cats to exterminate the snakes.Presently,this is female monastery,but,at least,a dozen of cats I met there during my visit

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bonavista - NO VIEWS on February 3, 2014

Thank you very much,Käptn Iso!

My best wishes,Andrey

Prospero Zanardi on February 11, 2014

ottima ripresa bonavista molto equilibrata nelle luci e nelle ombre
Bellissimo scatto
LIKE + Fav
Saluti, Prospero

bonavista - NO VIEWS on February 11, 2014

Grazie mille,Prospero!

I migliori auguri,Andrey

bonavista - NO VIEWS on February 11, 2014

Thank you very much,El pare de la Clara!

My best wishes,Andrey

photosofghosts on February 13, 2014

Well equilibrated exposure, nice composition, like !
Greetings from Italy

bonavista - NO VIEWS on February 13, 2014

Thank you very much,Fabio!

My best wishes,Andrey

sergio Delmonico on February 15, 2014


belo tiro, grande registro eu gosto da repetição dos arcos e da luz.


bonavista - NO VIEWS on February 15, 2014

Muito obrigado,Sergio!


Ismail Yaşartekin on February 16, 2014

Hello Andrey! Very beautiful photo. Great perspective. Like

Thank you for visit and kind comments.

A nice sunday, friendly greetings, İSMAİL

bonavista - NO VIEWS on February 16, 2014

Thank you very much,Ismail!

My best wishes,Andrey

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  • Uploaded on August 22, 2012
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    by bonavista - NO VIEWS
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L120
    • Taken on 2012/05/05 11:40:58
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash