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Manos Loizos (Μάνος Λοΐζος) bust

Προτομή Μάνου Λοΐζου (5)n Προτομή Μάνου Λοΐζου_n

Προτομή Μάνου Λοΐζου (7)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Place: Agioi Vavatsinias village entrance. Larnaka district.

Dimensions: 196 cm x 64~75 cm x 64~75 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by Agioi Vavatsinias community and the unveiling took place on October 7th 2001.

Manos Loizos, with Cypriot origins on the part of his father, was a renowned Greek composer. On the wall behind the bust are noted four verses that he orchestrated. They make part of a very popular political song of the 1970s in Greece: “The road had its’ own story to tell; somebody wrote it with paint on the wall; it was only one word, freedom; then it was said that kids wrote it” (Ο δρόμος είχε τη δική του ιστορία, κάποιοι την έγραψαν στον τοίχο με μπογιά. Ήταν μια λέξη μοναχά, ελευθερία, κι έπειτα είπαν πως την έγραψαν παιδιά). 


Andreas G. Neokleous (Ανδρέας Γ. Νεοκλέους) statue

Ανδριάντας Ανδρέα Γ. Νεοκλέους (4)n Ανδριάντας Ανδρέα Γ. Νεοκλέους (9)n

Ανδριάντας Ανδρέα Γ. Νεοκλέους (7)n

Artist: Phylactis Ierides 

Place: Agioi Vavatsinias village entrance. Larnaka district.

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The statue was commissioned in 2008 and the unveiling took place on July 26th 2009. Four verses of a Kostis Palamas’ poem are noted on the pedestal: 

“Breaths wondering in the afterlife, remains even though you exist in a deep sleep, I share my glory with you, blessed may you be” (Πνοές κι αν πλανάσθε σ’άλλη ζωή, λείψανα κι αν κοιμάσθε, σας λειτουργώ τη δόξα μου, μακαρισμένοι νάστε).