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Bridge becomes latest Ayia Napa public work of art

The bridge linking two Ayia Napa parks, the sculpture park and the cactus park, has been turned into a work of art called the Argo and was inaugurated over the weekend by Mayor Yiannis Karousos and president of the Ayia Napa symposium committee Kikis Constantinou.

The bridge resembling an ancient Greek ship is the work of Belgian artist Thierry Lawyers and was created during the first phase of the sixth sculpture symposium.

‘Argo’ was a ship named after its builder, Argus, which was used by the Argonauts, a band of heroes in Greek mythology who in the years before the Trojan War accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. Argonauts means ‘Argo sailors’.

Karousos said he is pleased one of the largest sculptures of the park has been completed which will be one of Ayia Napa’s most important points of reference and thanked the artist.

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