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Nicosia, the capital city, is the last divided capital in Europe. It's divided between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots. The 'border' crossing in Nicosia between the two parts of the city, located at the end of the pedestrian shopping street, Ledra, looks kind of strange in the eyes of a tourist. The impressive Monument, though, near the police station on the Greek side of the crossing, is definitely worth a visit to the spot." "In October 1995 the artwork was placed in front of the National Guard border crossing post at the end of Ledras street. Gregoriou’ work is only meters before the Green Line that divides Nicosia since 1963. “The Resolution” is a protest to the violation of human rights. On the round cement basis of approximately a meter in height, part of the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is written in embossed Greek letters. A stack of steel lances diagonally arranged hit the center of the text, symbolically destroying it.
Theodoulos Gregoriou is a renowned contemporary artist with important presence in the international art scene.

It is now quite easy to cross the border, no visa is needed, just to show the ID or passport. As there are not many tourists in low season, there was no queue.

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