Elia Bridge is a medieval Venetian bridge crossing the Dhiarizos river in the mountains of Paphos in Cyprus. It is located 4 km south of Kaminaria village. This one arch stone bridge has 5.5 m span and 2.7 m width.
During the Cyprus's Venetian period (1489–1571) copper, mined in mountains, was traded with Egypt for silk and gold. The demand of quality trading routes resulted in construction of several stone bridges in the mountains, used for camel trails connecting distant mines in Troodos Mts. with ports on the island's seashore, such as Paphos and Polis.
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deOliveira (54) 2011-12-22 13:45
Azul, marrom e verde. Essas cores combinam muito. Parabéns
prasun984 (5590) 2011-12-23 22:31
lovely shot by nice framing by the the vegetation on top...nice play of light & shadow effect over the image...nice deep blue clear sky...
good chosen POV with nice color contrast & sharpness...
wish U Merry Christmas...
siudzi (23857) 2011-12-28 1:31
Excellent colourful image captured with fantastic saturation and contrast! Love the play of light and shadows taken in the foreground. It makes your composition unique. Bravo! Lovely work.
TRB (12315) 2011-12-30 11:21
Light and colors, and a very nice frame.
Excellent exposure, congratulations