Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ABC Wednesday - M - Mosaics - Archaeological Park - Pafos - Cyprus

Entrance to the World Heritage Site of  Pafos Archaeological Park 
A visit to Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is such a treat. An unspoilt site left as natural as possible means that in addition to the archaeology and the beautiful mosaics you have the bonus of being surrounded by the beauty of mother nature. Amidst the stunning surroundings one can also enjoy the bird life and the wild flowers.  

I visited Pafos in February and have chosen to share a few photos of the Mosaics for the letter M for ABC Wednesday  today taken during my visit to Pafos Archaeological Park 

The Kato Pafos archaeological site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 and the aim was to protect and maintain these wonderful remains which are from prehistoric times to the middle ages, although most are dating from the Roman period. The mosaics are from the floors of four Roman villas.  They are very impressive, my photos do not do them justice but hopefully you will find them interesting.  

If you enjoyed my post about the Mosaics today maybe you will consider following Travel Tales as I will return to the Pafos Archaeological Park in a future post.

I am sharing this post with  ABC Wednesday 

I have often taken part in this meme over the last few years. 

This is the first time I have posted this meme on Travel Tales, a new home for all photos that I would have previously shared on LindyLouMac's World in Photos

The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more about the Archaeological Park of Pafos.  The photos are all my own and the text used is with thanks to my own copy of DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Cyprus

Wikipedia   Pafos Archaeological Park    Trip Advisor Reviews  PDF Guide to Park

Friday, March 31, 2017

Faces On Friday - The Fat Policeman - Budapest - Hungary

On a recent visit to Budapest, I had ample opportunity to take lots of photos that I will be sharing on Travel Tales in the coming weeks.

As Budapest has many street sculptures I thought I would start by sharing one for Faces On Friday this week.  This bronze statue of a police officer from over a hundred years ago, stands on the corner of Zrinyi Utca and October 6th Utca, as if he was directing traffic. Superstition says that you should rub his belly for good luck and his hat for luck in love, of course I did both!