Tuesday, April 19, 2005
St Lazarus and Lights
In case anyone's wondering what was behind the tree, it was the famous St Lazarus Church where (reputedly) the bones of Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha, were held before the invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Here's a view of it without the obscuring tree.
As I walked back along the main shopping street, I noticed a small lorry with a crane, and men doing something to the lights. Not the ordinary street lights, but the Christmas lights which have been up since late last year. Were they finally taking them down, I wondered? But if so, why were they all switched on - particularly as it was broad daylight?
Then I realised they weren't taking them down at all, they were replacing dead bulbs with working ones. Looks like these lights will be staying all year, then...