This year marks 40 years since Cyprus was divided into two after a Greek Cypriot coup and a subsequent Turkish invasion of the north in 1974.

After the ceasefire, a heavily restricted UN controlled buffer zone between the north and south of the island was put into operation. It stretches 180km across the whole island, measuring 7.4km at its widest and just 3.3 metres at its narrowest point.

The buffer zone is restricted to the general public and no Greek or Turkish Cypriots are allowed inside. London-based photographer Neil Hall travelled to Cyprus to document the crumbling relics of times gone by - abandoned houses, businesses and even an airport.