Visit of today: September 07 – the Grand Opening
very touching atmosphere of unity reigned over the ancient site of Vounous
Necropolis: the descendants of those early inhabitants in this part of the
island, on this very spot where their deads were buried, many hundreds of
visitors came to honour them, the people who came from Anatolia, to honour the
past. They have come to the opening of one of the most meaningful and beautifully
prepared events in times when they needed it most. With similar words Rauf
Ersenal, the initiator of the event, HE Mustafa Akinci, the Mayor of Catalköy
as the supporting arm, contributed to the solemnity of the evening. The
participating artists were waiting in their bamboo huts to explain to the
people visiting what is was all about, to show the simple forms, to explain the
ancient technique and the tools that were used.
a spectacular sunset over the hills giving the blue sea a pink and purple touch
at the horizon and with a lovely coolness coming over the place and us, drums
were beating to announce the arrival of the maids of the hills, clad in white
carrying a torch, led by …what looked like a priest…Şenol Özdevrim…. while
arrow men sent illuminated arrows over our heads and sounding voices recounted
the history of the place.
artists continue to work and people interested are invited to come and watch
them or even take up a lump of clay and have it eventually fired in the ancient
way, in the open fire. Please also see the programme.