Sunday, February 28, 2010
TRAVEL THE WORLD - BELAPAIS ABBEY, NORTH CYPRUS
This twelfth-century monastery, which we visited in 2006, is a fine example of Gothic architecture from the Lusignan period. There are extensive ruins set in lovely grounds in the mountains about ten minutes from Kyrenia in North Cyprus You can also visit the abbey church. Being there was a pleasure; it was calm, peaceful and beautiful. Not far from here you can look up and see St. Hilarion, a castle, originally a monastery, perched high up on a mountain.