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Champagne


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06/10/2007 10:24

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Ok just for fun,

An election for the removal of this hideous work of art that welcomes people to the Village of Alsancak has been started.



please vote



Keep it

or

Scrap it



I will pass all comments to our leader Dr Atakara or maybe not if I want me bins emptied each week!!



ilovecyprus


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06/10/2007 12:03

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Champagne



I read the other posting. I can't believe that cost 50,000USD. What a waste of dosh. As you say it coud have been far better spent.



ukturk



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06/10/2007 13:45

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hi champers

if this true it cost 50k usd then it is a waste could have spent it on improving the local traffic or spend it on finnishing the new road quicker but i actually quite like it, it reminds me of the same archway when you are coming down from malaga to marbaya spain when you actually enter the town you never know maybe same designers

l.o.l



orangekazzie



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06/10/2007 17:04

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Wow hang on there. OK so maybe we don't like it but hey its their Country and it was probably in the pipeline years before the hundreds of new houses were built in the area. Has anyone asked the locals what they feel about it. I think its quite a nice idea as it welcomes you to Alsancak and says goodbye when you leave. Its also another landmark. The roads will be built eventually we've just got to be patient.



In Esentepe they dug up the roads 2 years ago to renew the waterpipes, they've resurfaced the main roads and bits of the side roads but not all of them, but in all honesty does it really matter. our street lights work occasionally, in fact we thought they had heat sensors on them as they seemed to turn off after you walked past but since found out its not the case. This surely is all part of the character of the place.



Karen



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06/10/2007 17:29

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Just shows we all have different tastes and preferences. It's what makes the world go around



Marvo


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08/10/2007 10:49

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Just leave it there, if it cost 50K to put it up, it'll probably cost about 10K to take it down again.



stevie-d



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08/10/2007 11:22

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Leave it as it`s a good landmark when telling people where things are in that area.

stevie-d



Dalek


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09/10/2007 22:25

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Have to agree with Karen, why do we always want to interfere with what the locals do it's their country and they pay most of the taxes (I think !!!)

And Marvo possible somebody will demolish it one evening when pi**ed anyway



ukturk



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09/10/2007 23:47

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or knowing some of the brits what they are like try and climb it when pi..ed

after they have crashed in to it!!!! l.o.l

i have spoke to some of the t.c's that i know who live in alsancak about it they like it because it is a landmark for their villiage and joking that their villiage is more important than all the other villiages in girine



Turtle


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10/10/2007 19:10

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I also have to agree with Karen, why can't we just accept it.

Its their country and they decide ?

Perhaps we should take a leaf in the U.K.



witchfinder



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13/04/2008 16:43

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we are new to Alsancak and reckon it puts us on the map, the Marbella of Girne and it also nice to see some building completed and actually working with mains...... not like our apartments....lol



brian24001


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13/04/2008 18:56

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Well, i've noticed that since the arch went up, there have been a lot less power cuts, so, best it stays!!



Lemtich



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13/04/2008 21:20

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Hi



As we are guests here I'd be inclined to admire your host's wallpaper not criticize it. I also believe the TC's are very proud of their country and local's like to advertize their village.



Anyway, it beats all those ghastly signs that used to ring English towns in the 1980's, such as "Welcome to Guildford, a Nuclear Free Zone".



Lem



Nunu1


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13/04/2008 21:24

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Hi All, I quite like the Archway! its different and it sticks in my mind....

If there was something like that in England it would probably get stolen for the scrap metal value! Especially if it was made of Copper or aluminium!



I also like the statue of Mr Mustafa Ataturk up in the Hills....



Nunu1



McSteviet



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13/04/2008 22:29

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I find the Arch defining.



Sometimes I drive down the road from Girne to Lapta and beyond and have trouble knowing which village/town I'm actually in. At least the arch tells you where you are.



MC



brandysour


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14/04/2008 20:43

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do you think if we asked nicely it might be in English sometimes, is it still on builders electric after all it hasn't been there long?



McSteviet



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14/04/2008 21:04

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Nice one Tina,



With the technology today, they should be able to have both...



MC



witchfinder



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06/05/2009 03:07

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I still reckon its on builders electric, has it got its PTP yet?



Earlybird


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06/05/2009 05:23

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It's there now and quite a landmark and I agree, we are guests here!



deecyprus4


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06/05/2009 07:12

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Although I agree it is up to the tc's when it comes to the architecture they choose..I don't think I can fully agree with the proud of their country bit..if they were that proud they would clean the rubbish up..infact they wouldn't throw rubbish onto the streets in the first place.....if there wasnt so much rubbish this tiny part of the island would be almost perfect, even with the Alsancak archway...gripe over.



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