Concept of “Joie de Vivre” (Joy of Life) is intertwined with the content of Cyprus Observer e-newspaper: we strive to provide the positive luminous outlook of Cyprus everyday life and publish encouraging, inspirational news from the global world of art and culture, history and science, human life and nature.
Our concept & content reflect the wisdom of positivity and optimism, we believe in the value of people`s creative spark, their ability to move forward changing their selves for the better. Therefore, we say “No to Negative News” and establish it as the ever-permeating principle of our informational universe. Introducing this triad of NNN (No to Negative News) and the union of Love for Luminous Life, we invite our dearest Readers to rewarding, captivating and joyful Journey: stay with Cyprus Observer, go Luminous and join our community of people who are careful, concerned, curious and are in constant process of self-development and transformation….
Editor-in-Chief, Taliya Khafizou & Head of Editorial Team, Hossein Sadri
In correspondence with this concept we are glad to introduce our new project of Photo & Video Reports on the pages of Cyprus Observer.
Entitled “Benches of the World” it presents an unusual compilation of photos created by Kayros O’Hara, renowned writer, activist, artist and Almira Khafizou, architectural designer and photographer:
…Question yourself what do you feel when seeing and empty bench? It welcomes you to sit down and “stop the moment”, freeze the reality around you, doesn’t it?
Bench can be regarded as a symbol of observation, contemplation, and thinking experience.
What does an empty bench mean for a photographer and writer Kayros O’Hara? It is the emotions that we experience when observe the reality from a certain angle, proposed by the seat….
It is an existing Substance; Aura, which we can delve into…
When you are passing it, you sometimes cannot catch the cynosure quality that you could have felt experiencing view and place.
In the rush of fulfilling desires we do not notice details – windfall treasures of everyday life.
But when you Sit and Stop the Moment – here comes Serendipity – …
… the view turns to be picturesque and poetic… being commonly pastoral.
What is a BENCH now?
World and Mind;
Thoughts, Questions, Emotions;
…Detachment from reality by attending to it even deeper than usual….
Text by Almira Khafizou
Edited by Taliya Khafizou
© All the photos & materials used in the article are the intellectual property of Almira Khafizou and Kayros O’Hara.
The use of the photographs without Author’s permission is considered as serious law violation.