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Postby discopants » 28 Dec 2007 20:11

We used to spend a bit of time in the bar opposite The Seagull restaurant with a Greek name which I could not pronounce, Myxvia or similar. It looks as if it's been knocked down from photos on this site.
We believed it may have been council owned and run as lots of locals used the adjacent diving boards and steps to get into the sea and there appeared to be public toilets joined on to the bar.
We used these facilities ourselves and would have a few beers as well as the swimming.
The question I'm asking is does anyone know if it is council owned and whether it is or it isn't are they likely to replace it because if they didn't they would be denying a lot of locals their daily dip would they not ? (not to mention my afternoon beers !)
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Postby kili1 » 28 Dec 2007 21:38

Hi,
Some one told me that they'd heard that a new restaurant/bar is due to be built by the harbour while the work is in progress. Maybe someone knows more, otherwise we'll have to wait for the work to be completed.
I think that it was also said that bathing facilities - beach would be provided.
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Postby Stevie J » 29 Dec 2007 09:42

Hi
From what I have seen of the building you are talking about all the inner walls have been demolished just leaving the concrete shell,they have started to rebuild some interior walls again so I assume it will all be rebuilt, I also think they public swimming area will be retained in some form.
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Postby KG » 29 Dec 2007 09:57

The restaurant opposite the Seagull is called Τα Μπάνια (Ta Bania - literally 'The Bathrooms' and a reflection on the fact that this complex was the Paphos Municipal bathing place and changing rooms). It is not being demolished, but refurbished. Whether it will be restored as a restaurant or as the bathing facility (or both) is not yet clear. Either way I don't see it being completed for Easter.

The new building under construction at the opposite end of the promenade is reputedly a replacement for 'Το Λιμανάκι' (To Limanaki) kiosk which has been removed from the corner position.

More work has been completed on the roadway since I took the pictures before Christmas.

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Trade continues behind the barricades

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Postby Jim » 29 Dec 2007 11:54

Thanks Graham great pictures of a massive mess..I have heard it is going to take another fifteen months, will knock the tourist trade very hard I would think..

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Postby KG » 29 Dec 2007 14:12

Sad but true a lot of public works projects never get truly finished and when they are they are not maintained. How long this one will take is anyone's guess. The originally projected time scale was 3 months - and even though that is somewhat ambitious, I would think they would have broken the back of it and the roadway section should be open again and the barricades removed - but I wouldn't put money on it.

Kato Paphos has long been in need of a major facelift. You cannot do this without disruption. The winter is as good a time as any.

The development has all the makings of a new and giant car park :(

Even more interesting is how those shops that have spread on to the footpath area have been lopped back to their true boundaries. A particular example is the diamond shop on the corner opposite MacDonalds which has lost a few feet of the expensively upgraded forecourt that was only completed a few months ago.
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Postby KG » 29 Dec 2007 17:26

The following picture was taken this afternoon. Compare that with my earlier picture taken a couple of weeks ago.

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Postby Jill » 29 Dec 2007 17:56

Could someone please try to explain exactly where these photo's are taken. I'm really struggling to picture where they are and it's really starting to bug me.
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Postby trevnhil » 29 Dec 2007 20:18

Hi Jill. Just to add to what Jean says. The fort is in the distance behind the palm trees.

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Postby lynw20 » 29 Dec 2007 23:34

One thing I can't understand is where is all the traffic going to go now it can't go along the sea front? The back streets are very narrow and busy enough as it is. Is the idea that people use the new dual carriage way?
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Postby Jim » 30 Dec 2007 07:54

Lyn..morning.

It is not going to be traffic free but I have been informed a one way system, someone on the site has seen plans, maybe they can confirm this.
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Postby KG » 30 Dec 2007 10:25

Traffic free? That'll be a first. Unless the footpaths are raised to about half a metre, with narrow steps down to the road, it will be a car park for taxis and delivery drivers. It is already chaotic as Cypriot drivers just don't get one way streets.

A permanent force of tourist uniformed police/wardens tasked with keeping the footpaths clear of parked cars and the resort clear of time share touts would certainly enhance the new facilities when they are 'finished'.

My last photo was taken from outside the Seagull restaurant (next to the Porto Paphos Hotel).
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Postby lynw20 » 30 Dec 2007 12:26

Morning Jim

Sorry I must have got the wrong idea but I thought someone had said it was going to be pedestrianised. It makes more sense now if it is going to be one way. Mind you they never stick to one way anyway. The road outside Debenhams is a good example and the one at the side of MacDonalds! We will wait and see what happens.
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Postby Jill » 30 Dec 2007 13:59

Thanks for explaining the location. What was the road looks so narrow. That's what was confusing me. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Postby KG » 30 Dec 2007 16:07

Finished? Now there's a new concept ;)

And here's a picture from the harbour end taken today:

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Postby discopants » 30 Dec 2007 23:08

Thanks for all the photos and advice. I cannot imagine what it is supposed to look like when it is finished but at least it appears a Municipal Swimming area of some sorts will prevail..... Good News.
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Postby BOOGALOO509 » 31 Dec 2007 20:14

This is an absolute disaster. Where are the Time share touts going to hassle the tourists now that the kiosk has gone?????

Thanks for the photos's very informative for those of us still stuck in good old blighty.

All the very best to you all for 2008.

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Postby KG » 01 Jan 2008 09:35

Worry not - the kiosk is being rebuilt as a more permanent structure a few metres down the road, and the time share touts are still much in evidence despite the road works.
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Postby kili1 » 03 Jan 2008 09:02

Have to say that that last picture showing the hoardings which conceal the rather tacky appearance of some of the shop fronts is actually an improvement! Hope that when the land fill/road rebuilding is finished that the shop owners will improve their appearance to complement the upgrading of this area. We shall see!
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Postby trevnhil » 04 Jan 2008 16:38

Pictures from the promenade today friday Jan:4th

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Postby pav » 04 Jan 2008 17:38

hi trev
excellent pics that make me think.
boogey the tarmac and pavements cover it with sand and leave it :lol:
did someone mention there,s some spare sand down at coral bay :oops: :oops:
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Postby trevnhil » 04 Jan 2008 17:49

There seemed to be a shortage of manpower to spread sand, or anything else for that matter. Has anyone told them the finishing date.
The businesses behind the baricades must really be suffering. In fact I heard of an opticion who is closing and moving staff to other branches. Possibly just untill all opens up again.

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Postby Memory man » 04 Jan 2008 18:05

Very little shops etc. still open now.

Methinks I'm one of the few mugs still

open.

'tis true, optician George, emptied his shop
today and moved the girl and specs up to
his other branch.

Many gift shops etc. ARE having to demolish
the overhangs in front of their shops which
seemingly were installed without permission.

Hey Ho...........
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Postby trevnhil » 04 Jan 2008 19:23

Hi MM. It wasn't George that I heard about. It was ELEAN. It is a shame that shops are losing out like this but I suppose inevitable.

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Postby trevnhil » 04 Jan 2008 19:38

Because this is Cyprus, I would guess not. Unless there is something through the EU.

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Postby KG » 06 Jan 2008 10:33

It's now official - the work is due to complete in May.... ish
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Postby Charnwood Fox » 06 Jan 2008 14:00

It's a typo:

Maybe 2008. :lol:
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Postby trevnhil » 12 Jan 2008 19:22

Although there are works a plenty on the promenade, The harbour is still a place to enjoy in the sun......


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And I hope you all realise in wetter and colder areas. We are only out and about in the sun taking these pictures because we feel it is our duty.
And you will have to excuse us sometimes when we have to stop off for a cold beer.

Best wishes All............. Enjoy........ Trev.. :lol:
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Postby el tel » 12 Jan 2008 20:19

Nice pictures Trev , a little different from a very wet Devon. I am a bit worried about that glass of red wine , it never seems empty :wink:

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Postby discopants » 12 Jan 2008 20:24

Trev,
I excuse you !
It must have been awful for you to have to walk along there today and then to have to decide where exactly to go for that cold beer.
I am suffering pretty badly with the dreaded Man Flu but hey it could be worse, I could have had to do what you've just had to do :wink:
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Postby trevnhil » 12 Jan 2008 21:07

I've changed the avatar......... But it seems like I like red wine!!

Regards...hic....Trev..

Anyway!!!!!!!!!!! it's good for my heart :lol:
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Postby Molly » 12 Jan 2008 22:21

Nice pictures Trev - see you've refilled your glass as well !! :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Postby trevnhil » 13 Jan 2008 11:56

Yes, always have a drink to hand...... even if it is ribena??

Morning All. Sometimes those of us in Cyprus take it for granted that folks in the UK know all about the web cams here. (other than CL)

For those interested in the Harbour area, try this one.... http://citycams.i-choice.com.cy/index.php?loc_id=16

There are 7 others as well

Click on 2x for a bigger view.

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Trev I believe you have to be a subscriber to view that link, I posted it a couple of years ago and that's what everyone told me...Jim
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Postby discopants » 13 Jan 2008 12:02

Trev
Your time in Cyprus is doing wonders for you. It might just be my eyes, but you look younger and healthier in your new avatar ! :shock:
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Postby trevnhil » 13 Jan 2008 12:22

Thank you Gary. The picture was taken at lunchtime last year on Father's day. As you can see plenty of sunshine and I believe the drink was actually a "Brandy Sour".

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Postby bertieprospect » 13 Jan 2008 12:24

Hi trev, have to say you do look alot healthier on your new avatar. You have not sneaked back to Morecambe, for some good sea air have you. ha ha!!. especially now that the Midland Hotel is reopening. best wishes Pauline
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Postby trevnhil » 13 Jan 2008 12:39

Hi Pauline. Do I really look wet through :lol: :lol:
There is plenty of fresh sea air here. And indeed where we live plenty of fresh mountain air as well. Even if the temperature here did get down to minus 0.8c last night. The coldest night of the winter. But, outside now it is very hot sitting in the sunshine. Not quite like the roof terrace on the Midland though. :wink:

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PS. Hilary has just said that I should mention that it is remarkable that the new Avatar looks beter than the last one. No 1 was taken in th UK a few months before we came here....... And as I said the present one was taken last June.
As Hilary has said...... I died once between the two pics:

Cyprus air must be good.... :lol: :lol:

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Postby bertieprospect » 13 Jan 2008 19:51

Hi Trev, yes it is remarkable, you do look much healthier, it shows what cyprus can do. As for the Midland, well!!!! I wont be staying there, home or not, not at £124. per night, without breakfast. all the best. :Pauline
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Postby Memory man » 14 Jan 2008 08:24

Might only be a rumour or hearsay.........

But, next Monday, 21st January

The harbour area road will be tiled/blocked whatever

starting at the McDonalds end.

I live in hope......... :?
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Postby helen455636 » 14 Jan 2008 15:42

Was I dreaming, I saw a news article on TV saying the works were a week ahead - this must be a first for Cyprus!!!

(Mind you a week ahead of what they didn't say!
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Postby sandra d » 14 Jan 2008 18:47

:cry: hello all just got back 6 o clock this morning from 2 weeks hols really enjoyed apart from been ill the 1st week,the harbour area is a mess but did'nt stop us going down there by the time we were coming home there were no shops open along the front at all,but still the touts what a pain just won't take no for an answer just tell them to go away but with a big P off.Got some more info so fingers crossed by the end of the year will be out there,met Lesley in Ben's (good out fit) and new people in Seahorse very helpfull and friendly hope all goes well for you.Happy New Year to all.
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Postby Charnwood Fox » 15 Jan 2008 20:40

Jim wrote:Posted to me by Alan Clark, thought you were a great footballer Alan
I thought you made a great politician.
I have listened to your diaries on audiobook. Interesting.

I thought you passed away in 1999! :lol:
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Postby alan Clark » 17 Jan 2008 14:33

Hi,

Actually played for the Kinks!!!

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Postby Lesley Wakeling » 17 Jan 2008 14:56

"The Kinks" am I being thick -

I used to love them

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Postby trevnhil » 18 Jan 2008 17:44

Hi All. Just an update from me, for people in the UK and here in Cyprus..

Pictures were taken this afternoon Friday the 18th of Jan:


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Postby KG » 18 Jan 2008 17:49

That must have been you I almost fell over when you stopped to take picture 4 ;) Either that or someone else had exactly the same idea. :lol:
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Postby yummymummy150 » 18 Jan 2008 18:28

Thanks for that Trv,Oh i miss my wall to sit and eat my ice cream.
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Postby kili1 » 18 Jan 2008 18:44

Thanks, Trev. Very good photo's.
Is there any sign that some some sort of harbour wall is going to be built to protect the sea front? If not, dread to think what the new reclaimed land might look like after a bad storm.
Do those of us who were here when the Coral Bay Rd was nearly washed away after a storm a few years ago remember what the power of the waves did to the road and also to the boats in Paphos harbour?

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Postby trevnhil » 18 Jan 2008 18:46

Hi Graham. It probably was me. Blue shirt, dark trousers, just before 1-00pm. Young looking for my age :lol:

Tricia. I'll try and have an ice cream for you next time. :lol:

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Postby yummymummy150 » 18 Jan 2008 19:02

Thanks Trev make it a low cal one :lol:
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