England & Cyprus 2006 (part 4)

The day after the Agia Napa seminar was over, Mashhuda organized an outing with 13 of us in a minibus into the Turk-occupied part of Cyprus to see some of the old sights.

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This is a cathedral that was converted into a Mosque.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Lookin' like a tourist.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Our hostess with the mostess.

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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The yellow hat and red dress made it easy to find our hostess wherever she went.

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Helge & Dominique
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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A stone cannon.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Spare ammo.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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We had lunch at a nice little place that Alla spotted.

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Afterwards, we went for a coffee and some Turkish delight.

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Shiny objects for sale.

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An HDR shot of the interior.

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My first Turkish coffee.

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I loved it, and afterwards, Celine was showing us how to read our fortune -- not sure if this is mine or Mashhuda's, but that's OK since none of us knew any of the symbology.

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Mashhuda, Dominique & Helge

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Luis-Paolo and Erik, with a blurry Alla. That's our driver in the background, who Dominique thought resembled Marcello Mastroianni.

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Jan and his girlfriend Heidi.

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After coffee, the driver took us to an historical monastery.

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It was so fine inside, I guess the Turks decided not to turn it into a mosque (yet).

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Orthodox art.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Photographing photographers.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Looks like I was taking a picture of a tree...
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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This is actually what I was photographing.

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Heidi & Jan
Mashhuda took this gorgeous shot of Heidi & Jan.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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And this kitty. Most of the cats we saw were underfed and skittish.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Many ancient potteries and artifacts were on display from the 3rd century A.D.

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I didn't even know they made glass back then....

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Next, we went to another national heritage site -- this was an ancient Roman bath that must have been quite fabulous in its time.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Timo, Hercules wanna-be.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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It's all Greek to me.

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There was also an ampitheater, which was still in pretty good shape.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Here is a 360-degree panorama of the site.

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Timo shot this one, I think.

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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The foundations were cool.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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There were a few surviving mosaics, but not many.

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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I took a similar shot, but Mashhuda's was better.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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After the ruins, we went to cool off at a nearby fisherman's village on our driver's recommendation.

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Most of the boats looked like they'd seen better centuries.

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Erik was taking HDR sequences with his fancy-schmancy digital SLR.
Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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I just have my little point-and-shoot, but at least it's lightweight.

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Photo by Mashhuda Glencross

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Here we are having dinner in Larnaca before hopping our red-eye back to England.

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On the way back from the EG symposium on rendering, I stayed with my friend Francesco and his family in London. He works with Radiance at ARUP in London, where this photo was taken of their atrium.

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Francesco with Maia and Angela.

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Maia pointing at the funny tourist.

I don't really look like that, do I?
Photo by Francesco Anselmo

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Another HDR opportunity.

Taking Maia out for a spin.
Photo by Francesco Anselmo

Photo by Francesco Anselmo

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