Tag Archives: Limassol Municipality (Δήμος Λεμεσού)

Viktoras Ioannidis (Βίκτωρας Ιωαννίδης) bust

Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (9)n Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (7)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis

Location: Viktoras Ioannidis square, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Dimensions: 168 cm x 46 cm x 46 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Viktoras Ioannidis was an artist (painter). He was a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Athens and he worked for a period of time as a cartoonist for Athenian newspapers.

The initiative for his bust was taken in 1885 by the Committee of the Viktoras Ioannidis Foundation, and the Limassol Rotary Club. The unveiling took place on April 21st 1991.

Selected sources
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 3, 1991, p. 6.

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Memorial to the Limassol Balkan Wars dead Cypriots

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Artist: Georgios Dimitriadis

Location: Agia Napa church, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Pentelic marble

Category: War Volunteers, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Iliana Zinonos

The monument is dedicated to the volunteers during the Balkan wars. The initiative for the memorial was taken by Michail Michailidis, Mayor of Limassol during the years 1913-14, the Limassol Municipality, and the Agia Napa church. The unveiling took place on June 14th 1915.

Dimitriadis sculpted in marble the, usually, bronze pot in which is burning the heroic sacrificial flame at the altar. Around the pot is wrapped another familiar symbol, the honorary laurel garland.

Selected Sources:

~ Papapolyviou Petros, Η Κύπρος και οι Βαλκανικοί Πόλεμοι. Συμβολή στην Ιστορία του Κυπριακού Εθελοντισμού (Cyprus and the Balkan Wars. Contribution to the History of Cypriot Volunteers). Nicosia: Center of Scientific Research, Sources and Studies of Cypriot History XXVI, 1997.

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3rd Symposium, Limassol

Ahmed El-Stoahyn Kyriakos Rokosn

Ahmed El-Stoahy                               Kyriakos Rokos

Saadia Bahatn Victor Bonaton

Saadia Bahat                                          Victor Bonato

 3rd Sculpture Symposium

2001

  Photography: Vicky Karaiskou

Four artists participated in the third symposium.

Victor Bonato (Germany), “Frozen wave”
The fluid curves of Bonato’s wave make a perfect match with the changing nature of the water they frame, and at the same time insinuate the dynamism of their potential spiral motion.

Kyriakos Rokos (Greece), “Mother of many children”
Kyriakos Rokos decomposes the human figure creating a puzzle of forms and volumes. 

Saadia Bahat (Israel), “Limassol-Haifa, Twin Cities”
The two interlocked marble circles symbolize the two cities, joined by the Mediterranean Sea.

Ahmed El-Stoahy (Egypt), “Couple at rest”
Ahmed El-Stoahy makes a forceful critical comment on the contemporary way of life and the eroded human relations which raise close associations with the Fritz Lang iconic film of 1927, “Metropolis”.

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2nd Symposium, Limassol

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Christos Riganas                                         Helene Black

Helene Blackn Manolis Tzobanakisn

   Helene Black                                Manolis Tzobanakis

Giorgos HouliarasnVassilis Vassilin

                                  Giorgos Houliaras                               Vassilis Vassili

Maria Kyprianoun

                                                               Maria Kyprianou

2nd Sculpture Symposium

2000

Photography: Vicky Karaiskou

Six artists, four from Greece and two from Cyprus, participated in the second symposium.

Helene Black (Cyprus), “Framed views”
The three frames, made of iron and neon, are arranged in a way to interlock and penetrate space providing framed (and thus restricted) views of the sea or the city, depending on the viewer’s point of view.

Maria Kyprianou (Cyprus), “Birth”
Kyprianou uses the archetypal symbol of life, the egg, as an allegory to gestation and time.

Manolis Tzobanakis (Greece), “Sacrifice”
Using reinforced concrete and stainless steel, two materials characteristic of Tzobanakis’ work, he creates a snapshot of despair and agony, physical or emotional, which consumes the trapped human figure.

Giorgos Houliaras (Greece), “Synthesis”
In a block of marble Houliaras unfolds the potential shapes of life which can emerge from an amorphous raw material, commenting on the multiple possible options coexisting at the ‘beginning’.

Christos Riganas (Greece), “Alcyone”
Riganas uses the myth of Alcyone to comment on human hubris, punishment and compassion.

Vassilis Vassili (Greece), “Way out”
Vassislis Vassili’s core raw stone creates a spontaneous discomfort to the viewer who cannot overlook the stiffness and the bland statement of its monolithic existence.

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1st Symposium, Limassol

Costas Dikefalosn Giorgos Tsiaras n

              Kostas Dikefalos                                             Giorgos Tsaras

Giorgos Tsiarasn Kyriakos Kallisn

                Giorgos Tsiaras                                                     Kyriakos Kallis

Nikos Kouroussisn Thodoros Papayiannisn

              Nikos Kouroussis                                    Thodoros Papayiannis

 

1st Sculpture Symposium

 August 1999

 Photography: Vicky Karaiskou & Evangelia Matthopoulou

Five artists, three from Greece and two from Cyprus, participated in the first symposium.

Costas Dikefalos (Greece), “Cultural Wave”
Costas Dikefalos spiral and wavy forms on stone are characteristic of his work. His “Cultural Wave” refers both to the actual dominant element of water of the seafront, and to the primordial dissemination and enrichment of cultures through sea trade and traveling. 

Kyriakos Kallis (Cyprus), “Sculpture installation”

Kallis’ cross-like installation is based on the use of personal symbolisms and is built on successions of metal strips, wavy lamina and stone volumes. The bull head is the only figurative item symbolizing earth and the vital forces. 

Thodoros Papayiannis (Greece), “Binary Unit”
The two in one figures by Papayiannis bear his distinct style of archaic geometry and rigor. Papayiannis’ endeavors in the Mediterranean culture has profoundly influenced his work since the very beginning of his artistic career and turn his human figures into archetypical totems.

Nikos Kouroussis (Cyprus), “Dialogue with time and space”
Kouroussis’ minimal synthesis is based on two minimal geometric forms, a stone cylinder and a stainless metal triangle providing a cryptic interpretation of time and space.

Giorgos Tsaras (Cyprus), “Gates”
The asymmetric and diagonally arranged gates and the intervention of the ramps in Tsaras’ work challenge the actual and symbolic function of the gate as a passage and a threshold that allows the communication between two opposite parts.

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Christodoulos Sozos (Χριστόδουλος Σώζος) bust

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Artist: Georgios Dimitriadis 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, 28th October street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Pentelic marble 

Dimensions: > 2 meters

Category: Public Figures, War Volunteers, Union (énosis), Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Sozos is a prominent personality of Cyprus’ modern history. He was Mayor of Limassol, member in the Legislative Council of Cyprus, and a keen advocate of énosis, the official union with Greece. He died at the Bizani battle in 1912 during the Balkan Wars.

The initiative for his bust was taken in 1914 by the Limassol Municipality and the unveiling took place on June 19th 1915.

Selected sources:
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), January 25, 1913, p. 2.
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), February 1, 1913, p. 2.  
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), June 19, 1915, p. 2, 3.
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), January 25, 1913, p. 2.
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), May 29, 1915, p. 2. 
~ Παγκύπριον Λεύκωμα (Pan Cypriot Album), 1st year, Nicosia: 1925.
~ Papapolyviou Petros, Η Κύπρος και οι Βαλκανικοί Πόλεμοι. Συμβολή στην Ιστορία του Κυπριακού Εθελοντισμού (Cyprus and the Balkan Wars. Contribution to the History of Cypriot Volunteers). Nicosia: Center of Scientific Research, Sources and Studies of Cypriot History XXVI, 1997.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Stylianos Lenas (Στυλιανός Λένας) bust

Προτομή Στυλιανού Λένα (2)n Προτομή Στυλιανού Λένα (5)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: “Lenas” nationalist union premises, Limassol. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 91 cm x 61 cm x 61 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by the “Lenas” nationalist union. The unveiling took place on October 6th 2004. 

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Memorial to Solonas Michailidis (Σόλωνας Μιχαηλίδης)

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Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, Rigas Feraios street. Limassol district 

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Solonas Michailidis was a musician. The memorial was commissioned by the Music Teachers’ Association and the unveiling took place on September 17th 1995.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 14, 1995, p. 4.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 18, 1995, p. 9.

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Ploutis Servas (Πλουτής Σέρβας) bust

Προτομή Πλουτή Σέρβα (2)n Προτομή Πλουτή Σέρβα (5)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis

Location: Ipirou street, opposite Iroon square, Limassol. Limassol district

Dimensions: 44 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Ploutis Servas had been Mayor of Limassol in the 1940s. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Municipality of Limassol. The unveiling took place on May 22nd 2002.

Selected sources:
~ Politis, February 19, 2005.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, document May 30, 2003.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, document September 13, 2007.

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Petros Tsiros (Πέτρος Τσίρος) bust

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Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Tsirion stadium, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 179 cm x 46 cm x 50 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Petros Tsiros donated the land where the stadium was built, and thus was named after him. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol gymnastic union “Olympia”. It was made by Fedonas Potamitis in 1980 and the unveiling took place on June 10th 1984.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 11, 1984, p. 14. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Solomon Panagidis (Οικονόμος Σολομών Παναγίδης) bust

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Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Agia Triada church, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 123 cm the pedestal (+110 cm the two steps) x 36 cm x 34 cm

Category: Public Figures, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Father Solomon Panagidis was the founder of the catechetic in Limassol and of the Christian-Orthodox Youth Union of Limassol (ΟΧΕΝ). He was a member of EOKA 1955-59. The initiative for the bust was taken by his students at the catechetic school who also coordinated the fundraising. The unveiling took place on June 2nd 1968.

Selected sources:
~ Αγών (Agon), May 30, 1968, p. 1.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), December 2, 1964, p. 2.  
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), November 25, 1964, p. 2.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Nikos Nikolaidis (Νίκος Νικολαΐδης) bust

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Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, 28th October street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 1.86 cm x 65 cm x 45 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikos Nikolaidis was an artist and a writer. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol Municipality and an ad hoc private committee which coordinated the fundraising. The unveiling took place on November 8th 1970.

Selected sources:
~ Κύπρος (Kypros), May 18, 1970, p. 8.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 5, 1970, p. 4.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), July 1, 1970, p. 7.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/8, Meeting Minutes March 5, 1970.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Nikolaos Kl. Lanitis (Νικόλαος Κλ. Λανίτης) bust

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Artist: Vasos Falireas 

Location: Tsirion stadium, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 141 cm x 50 cm x 36 cm

Category: War Volunteers, Public Figures, Union (énosis)

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikolas Lanitis was a founding member of the athletic club ‘Olympia’, which he also supported financially, and volunteer in the early 20th century Greek wars. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol gymnastic union “Olympia”. It was made in 1965 by the Greek sculptor Vasos Falireas and the unveiling took place on April 26th 1965.

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου) bust

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Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Limassol 2nd Technical School. Limassol district

Dimensions: 156 cm x 64 cm 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Limassol 2nd Technical School Teachers’ Association. The unveiling took place on March 27th 1988.

The bust is the same to the one located at Lysi town in 1962, and was destroyed after the Turkish invasion and the consequent occupation of the northern part of the island. 

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Giorgos Katsounotos (Γιώργος Κατσουνωτός) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Κατσουνωτού (2)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Κατσουνωτού (3)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Christodoulos Chatzipavlou avenue, Limassol jetty. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 2.15 meters x 46 cm x 47 cm 

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Giorgos Katsounotos was a Mayor of Limassol for a brief period of 18 months in early 1970s. The initiative for the bust was taken by Limassol Rotary club and the unveiling took place on June 12th 1982. 

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 17, 1973, p. 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 12, 1982, p. 10.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), May 25, 1980, p. 8. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Viktoras Ioannidis (Βίκτωρας Ιωαννίδης) bust

Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (7)n Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (9)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Viktoras Ioannidis square, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Dimensions: 168 cm x 46 cm x 46 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Viktoras Ioannidis was an artist (painter). He was a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Athens and he worked for a period of time as a cartoonist for Athenian newspapers. 

The initiative for his bust was taken in 1885 by the Committee of the Viktoras Ioannidis Foundation, and the Limassol Rotary Club. The unveiling took place on April 21st 1991. 

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 3, 1991, p. 6.

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Vasilis Michaelidis (Βασίλης Μιχαηλίδης) bust

Προτομή Βασίλη Μιχαηλίδη (1)n Προτομή Βασίλη Μιχαηλίδη (4)n

Artist: Antonis Sohos 

Location: Agia Zoni avenue and Vasili Michaelidi street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Pentelic marble

Dimensions: 180 cm (+24 cm the pedestal) x 39 cm x 29 cm

Category: Public Figures, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Vasilis Michaelidis is ranked among the most prominent Cypriot poets. He is the writer of the poem “July 9th 1821, Nicosia, Cyprus” which commemorates the death of Archbishop Kyprianos. 

The initiative was taken by an ad hoc private committee and the Limassol Municipality which coordinated the fundraising. The bust was commissioned to the Greek sculptor Antonis Sohos and was finished and shipped by December 1951. The unveiling took place on July 15th 1953. 

Selected sources:
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), July 28, 1952, p. 1. 
~ Έθνος (Ethnos), July 8, 1952, p. 1.
~ Έθνος (Ethnos), July 16, 1953, p. 1. 
~ Εσπερινή (Esperini), July 28, 1952, p. 1. 
~ Κύπρος (Kypros), February 9, 1953, p. 6. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Argyros I. Drousiotis (Αργυρός Ι. Δρουσιώτης) bust

Προτομή Αργυρού Ι. Δρουσιώτη (1)n Προτομή Αργυρού Ι. Δρουσιώτη (3)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, Irine and Argyros Drousiotis street, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 149 cm x 40 cm x 32 cm 

Category: Public Figures, War Volunteers

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Argyros Drousiotis had been the head of Limassol high school from 1912 until 1940, and served as volunteer during the Balkan Wars. The initiative for the bust was taken in 1987 by the Limassol Greek Gymnasium graduates of 1939, the Drousia emigrants, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Limassol School Supervision. The costs were covered by the Greek Gymnasium graduates of 1939. The unveiling took place on December 3rd 1989. 

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), December 9, 1984, p. 3.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 30, 1989, p. 16.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Andreas Pantelidis (Ανδρέας Παντελίδης) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Παντελίδη (2)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Παντελίδη (3)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou 

Location: Agia Zoni church, Limassol. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 125 cm (+ 36 cm the steps) x 51 cm x 51 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol (city and district) EOKA fighters’ association (ΣΑΠΕΛ/SAPEL). It was placed in 1996.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/14, Meeting Minutes January 23, 1996. 

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Andreas Themistokleous (Ανδρέας Θεμιστοκλέους) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Θεμιστοκλέους (4)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Θεμιστοκλέους (15)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Agia Zoni square, Agia Zoni street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Carrara marble 

Dimensions: 160 cm (+ 36 cm the two steps) x 46 cm x 36 cm

Category: Public Figures, Union (énosis), Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Themistokleous had been the head of the Limassol high school and a fervent supporter of the enosis (union with Greece) ideology. The initiative for the bust was taken in 1957 by an ad hoc private committee, and the Limassol Municipality. The unveiling took place on November 1st 1959. 

Selected sources:
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), March 21, 1957, p. 4.
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), April 25, 1957, p. 1.  
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), May 23, 1957, p. 1.
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), June 6, 1957, p. 1. 
~ Χρόνος (Hronos), July 13, 1957, p. 4. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Andreas Vlamis (Ανδρέας Βλάμης) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Βλάμη (1)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Βλάμη (2)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Lanitio high school, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 171 cm (+ 18 the base) x 40 cm x 40 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by Christodoulos D. Hadjipavlou, Mayor of Limassol.  

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Alexander Pushkin bust

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Artist: Alexander Belashov 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, 28th October street, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 150 cm (+15 cm the step) x 63 cm x 40 cm

Category: International relations, Public Figures

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen 

The bust was commissioned by the Russian State and was donated to Limassol Municipality and Cyprus for the celebrations of 200 years since Pushkin’s birth. The monument was funded by the association of Russian businessmen in Cyprus. The unveiling took place on December 2nd 2000.

The photograph is available here courtesy of Dr. Adrienne Christiansen.

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Memorial to the dead sailors 1964-1974

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Artist: Unknown 

Location: Limassol promenade. Limassol district.

Material: Brass

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion, International relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Hellenic Navy. It is dedicated to the contribution of the navy during the inter-communal conflicts and the Turkish invasion in Cyprus. The unveiling took place on June 29th 1994.

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Memorial to the Limassol high school dead students during the Balkan Wars

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Artist: G.Ν.

Location: Lanitio high school 

Material: Marble

Category: War Volunteers, Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Limassol Greek School Supervision, and the Limassol high school. The unveiling took place on June 14th 1915.

On the lower parts of the obelisk are engraved verses of the Greek national anthem and Plato’s sayings which remind the high duty to safeguard motherland. On one of the surfaces a bas relief depicts an owl along with branches of laurel, symbols of wisdom and sacrificial death. 

Selected sources:
~ Papapolyviou Petros, Η Κύπρος και οι Βαλκανικοί Πόλεμοι. Συμβολή στην Ιστορία του Κυπριακού Εθελοντισμού (Cyprus and the Balkan Wars. Contribution to the History of Cypriot Volunteers). Nicosia: Center of Scientific Research, Sources and Studies of Cypriot History XXVI, 1997.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Memorial to the Limassol dead and resistance

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Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Category: 1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

A proposal for a memorial dedicated to the Limassol partisans had been started in 2002. Subsequently this initiative was taken up by the Pan Cypriot Association of Democratic Partisans. The costs were covered by various Ministries and Government divisions and the unveiling took place on July 12th 2004.

The two sculpted figures were added to the initial plans in 2003. An androgynous female figure crowned with a laurel wreath, presumably motherland, holds a dead fighter. The only element that indicates her femininity–apart of the renowned pieta pattern she replicates–is the archaic, long chiton and her headdress. Her muscular arms, strong hands, angular face, strong chin and cheekbones, and her voluminous body bear strong references to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Sibyls and create a sharp antithesis with the vulnerable naked dead body.

Selected sources:
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), July 13, 2004, p. 13. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, documents July 8, 2002; April 22, 2002; March 24, 2004.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/2, document January 23, 2002. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/5, document June 19, 2003. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/6, documents March 7, 2002; October 8, 2003.

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Memorial to the school generation

Γλυπτό Μαθητιώσα Νεολαία (3)n Γλυπτό Μαθητιώσα Νεολαία (17)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to all the students who contributed to the EOKA 1955-59 struggles. Judging by the available documents, the wish for such a memorial seems to have been many years before the initiatives of the Limassol Schools Board in 1995. At least three competition calls were issued: the first was published in January 1996 but was cancelled two months later, in April, and a second was called. A third and last, apparently, was published in October 1999 with a view to the memorial being located at the entrance of the stadium of the Lanitio high school. The memorial was commissioned by the Limassol Greek School Supervision of 1962-2005 and was unveiled during 2005. 

Selected sources
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 28, 1996, p. 18.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 21, 1996, p. 26.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, documents April 25, 2002; November 4, 2004. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes January 19, 1995. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, document June 22, 1999.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/21, Meeting Minutes June 15, 2000. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/7, Meeting Minutes December 18, 2003. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/9, document June 7 2005. 

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The Wheel of History & Planet Earth

Planet Earthn The weel of Historyn

Planet Earth & twining citiesn

Artist: Nikolas M. Milakkas 

Location: Limassol Municipality premises. Limassol district 

Material: Stone

Category: International relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The two sculptures were made to commemorate the twining of Limassol Municipality with its sister cities listed on the pedestal.  

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Dionysos

Γλυπτό Θεός Διόνυσος(4)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Irini and Argyros Drousiotis street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Category: Ancient Greek & Byzantine legacy, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

No information is available for this sculpture, except that it was placed in 1910. It is probable that Limassol Municipality commissioned it.

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Cupid

Γλυπτό Έρωτα (3)n Γλυπτό Έρωτα (12)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Anastasi Sikouri and Gladstone streets, Limassol, Limassol district

Material: Marble

Category: Ancient Greek & Byzantine legacy, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

No information is available for this sculpture. It is probable that Limassol Municipality commissioned it and was placed around 1910, along with Dionysus sculpture.

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Nikolaos P. Lanitis (Νικόλαος Π. Λανίτης) statue

Ανδριάντας Νικόλαου Π. Λανίτη (3)n Ανδριάντας Νικόλαου Π. Λανίτη (5)n

Artist: Antonis Sohos 

Location: Lanitio high scool, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Category: Public Figures, Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikolaos Lanitis (1872-1952) funded the new premises of Lanitio high school in 1945 and 1948. The initiative for his bust was taken by the Limassol Greek School Supervision. The unveiling took place on December 1st 1957.

Selected sources:
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), December 5, 1957, p. 6. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου) statue

Ανδριάντας Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (1)n Ανδριάντας Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (9)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Grigoris Afxentiou square, Anexartisias Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The first decision for a statue dedicated to Grigoris Afxentiou was taken in 1961. At that time a decision was taken to also name the square where the statue would be placed after him. In 1967 an artistic competition was called and Andreas Savvidis’ concept was promoted as the most complete and complying with the requests. However, that work never came into fruition. 

A second initiative for the memorial was taken in 1989 by the Pan Cypriot National-Popular Liberation Front (ΠΕΑΜ/PEAM). The statue was delivered by Spanos during the same year, but the unveiling took place seven years later, on February 25th 1996.

Selected sources:
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), September 10, 1961, p. 1.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), September 3, 1961, p. 1.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 30, 1990, p. 9.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), November 1, 1967, p. 4. 
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), Jun 22, 1968, p. 5. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Georgios Grivas (Γεώργιος Γρίβας) statue

Ανδριάντας Γεώργιου Γρίβα Διγενή (3)n Ανδριάντας Γεώργιου Γρίβα Διγενή (12)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou

Location: Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 2.42 meters

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Georgios Grivas’ statue is located in the yard of his hideout, which is now a memorial place. The initiative for the statue, which is identical to that of the “Monument to Memory and Honor” at Chlorakas made by the same sculptor, was commissioned by the General Georgios Grivas Digenis Foundation in Athens and its branch in Cyprus. It  was supported through extensive fundraising. The unveiling took place on January 27th 2002 to coincide with the commemoration of his death.

Because of Georgios Grivas’ (known mostly as Grivas Digenis) disagreements with President Archbishop Makarios III after 1960 and especially before his death in the beginning of the 1970s, the initiatives to create a memorial caused ongoing conflicts and confrontations among political parties and local authorities until the unveiling of the statue in 2002.

Selected sources
~ Θάρρος (Tharos), July 7, 1980, p. 8.
~ Πολίτης (Politis), June 5, 2004.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 27, 1985, p. 4.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), September 25, 1985, p. 3
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 15, 1986, p. 2.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), June 3, 1986, p. 14.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 27, 1997, p. 3.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 28, 1997, p. 4.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 29, 1997, p. 7.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 30, 1997, p. 5, 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 17, 1997, p. 16.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 8, 1997, p. 20.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), February 13, 2002.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01.

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Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’) statue

Ανδριάντας Αρχιεπισκόπου Μακαρίου Γ' (3)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

In 2002, an ad hoc private committee was in place coordinating negotiations with the authorities with regard to a memorial dedicated to Makarios III. After a period of five years, in 2007 the Pan Cypriot Association of Democratic Partisans took the initiative to bring the project to fruition. The unveiling took place on August 2nd 2007 on the occasion of 30 years since his death.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, documents May 24, 2007; July 5, 2002; March 8, 2007; July 25, 2007.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/13, documents January 31, 2007; May 18, 2007; June 12, 207; June 15, 2007; July 2, 2007.

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Memorial to Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’)

P1100116n P1100117n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: First Limassol Technical School, Limassol. Limassol district

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

An initiative to commemorate Archbishop Makarios III was taken by the Technical School Professors’ Association in 1977, the year of his death. A stele with his portrait in bas relief was placed in 1978 inside the school yard.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 30, 1977, p. 1.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), march 2, 1995, p. 3. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Fifty doves

IMG_0983 - Copyn IMG_0983n IMG_0985n

Artist: 50 Cypriot artists 

Location: Limassol Medieval Castle, Richardou & Berengarias St. Limassol district. 

Material: Mixed materials

Category: Modern sculpture 

Photography: Vicky Karaiskou

The project “50 doves” was commissioned by the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (E.KA.TE) and the Limassol Municipality celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Democracy of Cyprus. It was part of the broader cultural events organized by the Press and Information Office. The project made part of the exhibition entitled “Reading the Castle’s history through contemporary works” and was curated by Dr Nantia Anaxagorou.

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