kyrenia-lane-watercolour-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 and the fort next to it was and still is, far beyond my vocabulary to describe. I guess only someone who lived around these parts during that time could understand. The whole place was full of life and being a small town everyone knew everyone and more importantly, somehow everyone knew they shared a piece of paradise. I wish I could capture it better, but I guess that’s something you need to have in front of you, imagination alone is not enough.
I hope you like the painting, and hope one day we will be able as a country to experience that again. With all my heart and best wishes…
kyrenia-lane-watercolour-by-savva