Walk on the Green Line, Lost in Time
• Walk on the Green Line, Lost in Time
This year marks 40 years since Cypriot National Guard staged a coup. He that led to a Turkish military intervention and escalated into a civil war between the Greek and Turkish communities on the island. After the cease-fire has been established Green Line - the UN buffer zone in Cyprus, which is a de facto separate the island of Cyprus into two parts, a Greek (southern) and Turkish (north).
The green line divides the island of Cyprus, and today, it stretches for 180 km and its width varies from 3.3 meters to 7.4 km.
Reuters news agency photographer Neil Hall was in this place where I found Lost in Time homes, businesses and even the airport.
The term "green line" was first used in 1964, when as a result of unrest between local Greeks and the Turks, the capital has been divided into Greek and Turkish parts. In 1974, after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus (the so-called Attila operation, hence the name of Attila line) of the United Nations established the Green Line as the border of the Greek and Turkish parts of the island. The green line divides the island of Cyprus today.
Nicosia International Airport abandoned for almost 40 years. So he looked 10 March 2014.
Cyprus Airliner airlines attains the age, March 10, 2014.
The windows of the aircraft.
Inside the abandoned Nicosia airport
The airport was opened March 27, 1968. He worked only 6 years old.
The waiting room.
billboard falling apart. The building of the former airport fly pigeons.
Watchtower in the Famagusta district, March 14, 2014.
Abandoned Street on the Green Line.
The "UN buffer zone. Do not take pictures. "
The abandoned cafe on the Green Line, March 12, 2014.
Lost in time old TV in a shopping center, March 12, 2014.
The former shopping street.
Abandoned house with bullet holes and barbed wire around March 12, 2014.
Cars in a former shopping mall.
"Made in Japan".
People against the wall, blocking the passage to the Green Line, March 14, 2014.
Luminous flag self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, March 12, 2014.
Travelers to get to Northern Cyprus, you need to go through passport control.
The fishermen in the area of Famagusta close to the UN buffer zone in Cyprus, March 11, 2014.
"buffer" the cat in the UN buffer zone in Cyprus, March 12, 2014.
Nicosia - the capital of the Republic of Cyprus and partially recognized the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Located in the central part of the island of Cyprus.
Park next to the Green Line. Cyprus, March 15, 2014.