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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 Solonas Michailidis (Σόλωνας Μιχαηλίδης)

Προτομή Σόλωνα Μιχαηλίδη (3)N

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

Προτομή Πέτρου Τσίρου (1)n Προτομή Πέτρου Τσίρου (6)n

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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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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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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Memorial to the Limassol dead and resistance

Μνημείο Πεσόντων Αντιστασιακών (2)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων Αντιστασιακών (3)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων Αντιστασιακών (5)n

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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Sergeant Christakis S. Neokleous Zenios (Λοχίας Χριστάκης Σ. Νεοκλέους Ζένιος) bust

Προτομή Χριστάκη Νεοκλέους (3)n Προτομή Χριστάκη Νεοκλέους (4)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Arakapas. Limassol district

Dimensions: 136 cm x 41 cm x 41 cm 

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the family of Sergeant Christakis S. Neokleous Zenios. The unveiling took place on October 15th 1993.

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Yiannakis Christoforou (Γιαννάκης Χριστοφόρου) bust

 Γιαννάκης Χριστοφόρου (1)n Γιαννάκης Χριστοφόρου (7)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis

Location: Agios Konstantinos. Limassol district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 153 cm x 82 cm x 77 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE), and the Pan Cypriot Committee for the memorial to Yiannakis Christoforou. The unveiling took place on March 14th 2010 to coincide with the commemoration date of his death.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes September 21, 1995.

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Georgios Nikodimou (Γεώργιος Νικοδήμου) bust

 Γεώργιος Νικοδήμου (1)n Γεώργιος Νικοδήμου (2)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Agios Theodoros. Limassol district

Dimensions: 120 cm (+ 43 the steps) x 61 cm x 51 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for his bust was taken by an ad hoc private committee which also coordinated the fundraising. It was placed in 1983.

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), September 24, 1983, p. 2.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/4, documents May 17, 1983; May 18, 1983. 
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Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου) bust

Προτομή Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (1) n Προτομή Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (3) n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Grigoris Afxentiou Avenue, in front of Larnaka old hospital. Larnaka district. 

Material: Brass 

Dimensions: 3.34 meters 

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned in 1988 by Larnaka Municipality and Larnaka “Rotary” Club. The unveiling took place on June 29th 1988. 

Selected sources:
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 28, 1988, p. 16.

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