Friday, April 4, 2008
Cyprus attempts to reunite. Yay for diplomacy.
Cyprus breaking down the barriers. This is pretty amazing to me. I studied in Cyprus in 2006 and lived in the heart of Nicosia, the island's capital city. I remember staring over that barracade at the buildings trapped in the "green line." I thought of how people used to walk up and down the streets like it was one united country. There were shops and apartments stuck in limbo. I imagined what it would be like to have owned one of the shops and not be allowed to visit it anymore- just stare at it from over the wall- abandoned. The picture on the left is of a soldier who was guarding the wall. Looks thrilled to be there! haha.