Girne port is one of the three ports built into the fortifications around Nicosia to protect the town during the Venetian era. It was named “The Del Proveditore Gate” after the famous Venetian architect Proveditore Francesco Barbaro. The port was renovated by the Ottomans in 1821 which is when the domed room on top was added. The port is currently open to the general public as a tourism office. You see it in the middle of the road when you go within the walls of the old town of Nicosia. There are also maps of the area within the walls, because it’s not always easy to find your way among the winding streets!
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Maria likes to express her-self in both image and text. Having previously lived and worked in Australia specializing in wedding and portrait photography. Maria desires to see and experience new and interesting places with new eyes, and therefore is often on the move. On trips she brings inspiration and ideas for image making. Recently, Maria worked with property photography for various brokerage firms in Sweden. Since March 2014, she resides in North Cyprus.