Thursday, 29 January 2009

Eliophotes: buildings 7a, including the ablution fountain (abdest çeşmesi).

This was Turkish Cypriot villagers' fountain for washing before prayer in the mosque. Now there are no local Turkish Cypriots, and there is no mosque. The Christian pilgrims have re-imagined the fountain as a font of holy water (Constantinou and Hatay, 2010: 15).

Constantinou, C M and Hatay, M. 2010: "Cyprus, ethnic conflict, and conflicted heritage". Ethnic and Racial Studies [iFirst, 13th April, 1-20].

[Notes were added to this photo blog post on 24th April 2010.]

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