Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Building work in Larnaka town continues

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the road work going on in the centre of Larnaka.

They are still happening, unsurprisingly. It will probably be several months before it's completed, but at least it does look different each time I see the area. Disruptive to the shops around, I'm sure, and confusing for traffic, but at least work does seem to be proceeding.

Look closely at the left of this photo (you can click on it to see a bigger version, if needed) and you might notice a sofa. Yes, a sofa just sitting there next to the railings. It seems wonderfully Cypriot to provide somewhere comfortable for workmen to sit and drink their frapp├ęs when it gets a bit too hot. I'm just surprised there was only one.

Access to St Lazarus Church isn't all that easy, either, with roadworks going on all round, but that doesn't stop coach-loads of tourists from stopping there and snapping photos from all angles. They probably thought I was another Cyprus visitor doing the same.

The pedestrianised area seems to be coming along rapidly too. It will be very pleasant when it's finished. It does seem a little ironic (but again, very Cypriot) that nothing much happened during the cooler spring months, once the work had started. So it was chaos for the thousands of tourists who descend on Larnaka every year.. But now the weather's really far too hot for safety clothes and hard work, there are dozens of workmen keeping busy.

It might even be finished by about November, when all the tourists will have gone home...


riya said...

I guess the place will look really beautiful when the pedestrian track gets laid out.


Suzanne said...

Thanks for the update and the pictures. Any rain yet....mountains or coastal areas?

itsboopchile said...

It seems roadwork is going on all over the world. We get tired to it here.
But when it is done, we are happy with it.
Betty G

Anonymous said...

A sofa for the workers, LOL--they wouldn't sit on it here. That wouldn't be manly. ;)

Road construction everywhere around our city this summer. It's a challenge!