To a lot of people Cyprus is sea and beaches and Roman ruins - in short a typical Mediterranean holiday paradise. And so it is, but it is also a lot more. This is the Ezousa Valley about 25 kilometers inland from Paphos, and very few tourists stray this far. This particular valley is a paradise of a Mediterranean fruit orchard: oranges, lemons, grape fruit, olives, almonds, figs, mandarines and all kinds of nuts grow in abundance in the most wonderfully mixed orchards I have seen anywhere. None of the usual acres of long straight lines of orange trees here, or the undendlessly large olive groves found elsewhere. These are the orchards of the local peasants and still bear signs of serving the primary purpose of self-suffiency. That is refreshing - and beautiful. And on the hillsides above the river and the fruit orchards the local goats run about between yet more olive trees. A lovely place for hiking.
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Jeppe (18654) 2004-12-10 17:44
welcome back Per - and with a fine image to start as well - too bad I never visit Cypress or any other land in that area in the winter season - truly some fine autumn colours you got on this hillside - thanks for sharing this very fine and sharp image - good job indeed.
maphoto (8082) 2004-12-10 17:51
Beautiful landscape with nice colors Per, great point of view in t he valley, excellent depth and very sharp, well seen.
mumek (20202) 2004-12-10 18:01
This is wonderful landscape with nice autumnal colors and good details.Thanks for sharing.
S5000 (4) 2004-12-10 23:56
Per, what a view!!! Wow!!! Well done. Beautiful scenery of the hills with contrast of colors.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-12-11 2:18
Hi Per. What a beautiful sweeping view across this fine mediterranean landscape. Beautiful to see all these detailed patterns and colors, and a wonderful depth as the eye wanders towards the back, gently led by the hill slopes. I can imagine how this must be a great place to go for a hike. Well done.
Spoony (3539) 2004-12-11 5:23
Itīs a wonderful image... absolutly adorable overall view! Autumn colors are always agreable to see. Well done Per.
roshangar (1682) 2004-12-11 7:40
what a depth has your shot,very nice colors and view,I wish I were you on that moment,well seen!
jhm (150742) 2004-12-11 11:12
Hi Per, what a great autumn picture, the valley is wonderful, excellent point of view in the valley, it mountain landscape is formidable, perfecte composition Per, my compliments!
Galmeida (12559) 2004-12-13 16:29
I like very much your landscapes. I know cyprus coast and beaches. The interior of the island only for minutes. Fine perspective, composition and a very good photo. Regards!
cloverstar (0) 2004-12-15 14:12
The way you managed to get so much depth to this image is wonderful. The colours and clarity are just great. Well done Per.
Mishe (3533) 2005-01-23 20:20
Mnogu prijaten peisaz.