Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Muslim in Prayer
Cyprus is, and has been, the crossroads, of cultures, truly a land which blends the elements of East and West. Hagia Sophia, for example, in central Nicosia, was one of the earliest Gothic churches built in the Middle East, but now has been turned into a Mosque. Cyprus has working mosques in all of her major cities, and this picture was taken in Limmasol, near the Crusader Castle where Richard the Lion-Hearted married Berengaria. We were welcomed into the mosque with great courtesy and warmth. A truly international and intercultural experience for our students!