Thursday, February 14, 2008

Yes, I'm back in Cyprus, at last. My last post showed a photo from the window of my accommodation at our office in Quinta, so now I'll start with a photo showing the view from my bedroom at my parents new house:


These are water tanks, so of course, of special interest to Yours Truly, being an ex-waterman, and everything. The top tank is a cold water tank, and the lower one hot water. The two panels by each box are the solar-heating panels for the hot water tank. These tanks are quite a bit smaller than our Doulos tanks, of course. Combined volume on these tanks would be roughly 1-2 tons, as opposed to the roughly 800 ton capacity for freshwater on Doulos, that's theoretical, as normally we'd have to be much much less loaded, as the ship would be too low in the water.

Virtually every house in Cyprus has one of these dual-tank combinations on top. Sometimes, as in this photo, a house will have 2 sets of tanks. Cypriot architecture is usually great, I love being back here in Cyprus, seeing all of the lovely houses and Mediterranean styles of building, but the omnipresent water tanks are a massive ugly blot on the face of Cyprus building style.


My parents moved house while I was gone. (They did tell me...), but it's a bit odd, anyway. Kind of being "at home", kind of totally not. It's a really cool house. It's got a single level guest flat on the ground floor, and then a totally separate 2 story house ON TOP of the first one! So excellent for having guests/familys to stay. Speaking of which, we have a family staying with us right now, really cool family.

I'm speaking about Doulos at the youthgroup tomorrow, and then probably at church sometime soon, and perhaps the other churches around soon as well.

I'll blog more soon.

2 comments:

Bridget said...

As interesting as the pictures of water tanks are, I'd love to see some other pictures of Cyprus. Generally ones a little closer to the ground?
Thanks Dan!

dan said...

righto Bridget. :-)