Entries by savva

The Magic town of Kyrenia – Watercolour by Savva

This is a wonderful little corner from the old city of Kyrenia, my inspiration was an old black and white photo from the 1940s but my love for this place originates from the time we use to visit here with my family as a little kid up until 1974. The magic of the old port […]

A very sad day for Cyprus – Watercolour by Savva

I am so sad that some of the most pristine wilderness areas in Cyprus are on fire. Even though Cyprus frequently suffers forest fires during its hot summer months, this time we have also suffered the first firefighter deaths for years. It’s a very sad time for this amazing place our hearts are with the […]

Famagusta street – Watercolour by Savva

Just around the corner from Famagusta Cathedral there’s this wonderful little street. There’s a coffee shop at the end of the street and the man on the bike is the coffee shop owner delivering coffee using the traditional tray and his old Hercules bike. It’s a scene that you could see everywhere in the past […]

Famagusta Cathedral Watercolour by Savva

Very early this morning I set off to Famagusta to visit this wonderful medieval Cathedral. It was built in 1328 and it still retains all its grandeur and beauty to this day. It originally was Saint Nicholas’s Cathedral but later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman empire. I was very lucky as the whole […]

Old Kyrenia port office. Watercolour by Savva

This is Kyrenia from the main boardwalk towards the other side of the port away from the castle. It was late afternoon and the sun was blazing down.But I think you can see how hot it was even from the painting I hope you like it, Let me know what you think.

Boat repairs at Larnaca Marina Watercolour by Savva

  This mornings painting behind Larnaca’s Marina. I hope you had a great morning and hope you like it, let me know what you think. Ps. Thank you all for your wonderful and encouraging words for the Colour in your Life episode. I hope I get a chance to do another one someday soon

Saint Lazarus Church Larnaca

Tradition says that the place of Lazarus’ tomb was lost during the period of Arab rule beginning in 649. In 890, a tomb was found in Larnaca bearing the inscription “Lazarus, four days dead, friend of Christ”.Emperor Leo VI of Byzantium had Lazarus’ remains transferred to Constantinople in 898. The transfer was apostrophized by Arethas, […]