Its WORLD TOURISM DAY
& while everyone is celebrating,
mass tourism & its benefits,
its worth giving it a thought.
The visitors who crossed the island
for centuries [EXCERPTA CYPRIA ]
enjoyed much of what they experienced,
without the islanders having to feel obliged
to alter their landscape/culture,
The opening up of the airport in Nicosia
straight after the 11 WW altered these
conventions, and by the 1970’s the island
saw the start of the radical changes
and attitudes. The plethora of guide books
in numerous languages , reflect these changes.
Thankfully the sea lilies are finding their way
around the concrete blocks.