My apartment is located in Engomi – a relatively small municipality of 18,000 residents, just a short 5-minute drive from the center of Nicosia. Over the last few years, the area has undergone a fair bit of a transformation, with many cafes and hip bars opening in every corner – the result of urban decentralisation that has left the city center almost completely empty.
Despite the new developments, the old part of Engomi situated at the core of the municipality and only steps from where I live, remains relatively intact. The narrow streets and the old mud brick houses give the area a bit of a character, reminiscent of the quiet and picturesque neighborhood it once was.
Every morning as I drive to work, I always pass by this old mud brick house. The front door of this house is literally on the street, and my car is always so close to scraping the door as I struggle every morning to make the tight corner. Its rusty door handle has always picked my photographic curiosity, so I decided to pass by on foot the other day and take a picture.
Taken handheld with my Canon 60D and Canon 24-70 F2.8L lens at ISO 800, F5.6 @ 1/40 sec.