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Askas is a small village in Pitsilia region in the Nicosia District on the island of Cyprus. It is positioned 1000 metres above sea level on the north side of the Troodos mountain range. Like all the villages, it has its character and peculiarities. However, very intense characteristics appear here that lend to it a unique picturesque quality. With one house adjacent to the other and its narrow, winding alleys buried amidst towering, stone-made walls, it looks like a swallow's nest stuck on the rock.

The houses, apart from the recent ones, are traditionally built entirely with local materials: the stone, the clay, and the pinewood from the surrounding mountains. The roofs have tiles, all "kneaded" and "baked" locally.


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Comments (120)

Yolanda LS on January 4, 2014

Preciosa parthenocissus otoñada trepando por esas piedras, LK.

Feliz año 2014.

Omar Gobbi on January 6, 2014

Eccellente foto, FAV & LIKE Saluti

Lloret on January 17, 2014

Nice composition, wonderful scene, perfect shot, LIKE and FAVORITE, best wishes

K. H. Johansen on January 18, 2014

Det er så flot med den patina, og ikke mindst farver. Mange hilsner fra Danmark Kurt

Jurgis Karnavicius on January 18, 2014

Excellent, LIKE+FAV! Greetings, Jurgis

EdwardTurJ on January 19, 2014

Greetings, Lena!
Amazing image!
Best wishes from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward on January 21, 2014

Lena: has sabido captar el encanto de este humilde rincón chipriota.

LIKE 108 + FAV. 67.

Saludos de Eliseo.

SalinosⒸ on January 22, 2014

It's a really wonderful motive, Lena!

Fantastic use of lights and colors!

Αστεράκι & Αρέσει!



Rezkovi E&V on January 25, 2014

Very picturesque entrance - Like

Greetings, Rezkovi E&V

Fred Quader on January 25, 2014

L 111, a very good shot !

lucanikon71 on January 26, 2014

Bellissimo particolare antico con magnifica composizione e cattura cromatica, Like. Ciao, Luca.

Lucho_G on February 11, 2014

Hermosa imagen LeenieforLena
Like Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

köfteci enişte on February 23, 2014

Beautiful composition and photo!

Greetings from İstanbul,Bayram

Richard Ryer on February 24, 2014

Greetings Lena, A very beautiful picture. Nature mixed with a home made from the local stone. You did a wonderful job capturing the image. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Rich

Angel M B on March 1, 2014

Precioso rincon rustico otoñal,l+f,un saludo cordial LeenieforLena.

Aliabadi Javad (Tajm… on March 29, 2014

Hi, Sehr schönes Bild, gefällt mir sehr

------------------------Like 115

Grüße aus Österreich

monic@ on April 2, 2014

Lena, fantastic composition YSL. Greetimgs, Monic@

Takimirimo on May 4, 2014

Beautiful photo. L. Greetings, Anna

Darja Brus on August 7, 2014

Super photo!!! Like! Greetings, Darja.

Pavel Culek on September 3, 2014

nice detail of old house, liked ~ greetings Pavel

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    by LeenieforLena
    • Taken on 2012/11/24 12:31:14
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