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Omodos and the Holy Cross Monastery

During our holiday in Cyprus Fran and I took a drive up to the summit of Mount Olympus in the Troodos mountains in Cyprus. We left Peyeia in sunshine wearing shorts and t-shirts and when we reached the summit it was snowing!

 

On the way back down we took a different route (due to missing a turning in Troodos) and after a while came across this scene. It is the village of Omodos and the Holy Cross Monastery (also called the Timios Stavros Monsastery), with bright blue sky but the mountain tops still enveloped in cloud (it was snowing up there after all).

 

EOS 40D ~ 17-40L @ 17mm ~ 1/640 ~ f9 ~ ISO400 ~ Av mode.

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Taken on January 4, 2011