I love Cyprus and holiday there as often as I can.
Every time I go I see new developments which usually add to the appeal of Cyprus.
However, I also see developments which I find hard to believe could have been approved by planning authorities. The attached photo of an ugly steel building on top of Governors Beach is an example.
The beauty of the white rocks of Governors Beach offers a totally multi-faceted experience of the Cyprus coastline. This is as much a historical landmark as a geographical wonder, conservation hotspot and an area of immense natural richness and importance. It is one of the most visited natural attractions on the island.
On enquiring, I found out this building is used by a Cypriot institute for research purposes. Research is very important of course but with a little imagination could a less prominent position not be found to put this building or at least a design which is visually acceptable.
In difficult economic times, people sometimes are not able to give enough time or attention to these issues but the damage done by such developments will affect future generations if not challenged and monitored.
R McNamara, Dublin, Ireland