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#1 camdigger OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 03:42 PM

Just a few images from the exotic land of Turkey.... We took a drive to one of the Aegean islands between Christmas and New Year's to escape the "away from home over the holidays blues"

The weather was delightful while we were there, only turning stormy the day we left.

the first is a view from an old Christian monastery on the island
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the second is a view from the castle overlooking the harbour and ferry terminal.
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the third is a picture of the pottery vessels used to store and transport wine and olive oil. They even slung these on camels to haul stuff around. FWIW, there was a well used silk and spice route across this area that reached all the way to India and China. They built a series of stopping points every 35 - 40 km all along the route. The stopping points were well built secure facilities with full services for the travellers and their animals. There is one still in use today in Edirne as a hotel. Another in Ankara in use as a restaurant and transportation museum. A third near Cappadocia is in use as a tourist showplace housing Mevlani (Whirling Dervish) shows.
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Last is a view of the partially restored castle.
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This was a portion of one weekend. We've been here 4 years.

Edited by camdigger, February 26, 2016 - 03:43 PM.

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 04:55 PM

thank you for the pictures I enjoy looking


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 05:05 PM

Please keep the pictures coming.

 

Did you have any concerns of being kidnapped?


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 05:43 PM

thank you for the pictures I enjoy looking

 

Please keep the pictures coming.

 

Did you have any concerns of being kidnapped?

Or worse?


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 05:49 PM

Great pics! It's always good to see what life is like elsewhere!


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 06:49 PM

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted February 26, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Great pics! It's always good to see what life is like elsewhere!

I might disagree with that statement...



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Posted February 26, 2016 - 10:44 PM

On a trip to view some contractor equipment I stopped at a local sight to wait for the contractor reps to show up.
Lydia Sardes. We stumbled around the site of a Roman era Synagogue with a reconstruction of a Gymnasium from the same era behind it.
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Another view of the gymnasium.
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Posted February 26, 2016 - 10:53 PM

We have felt safe here in a relatively out-of-the-way place. We live a pretty low profile life and always have. We also don`t go out at night much. I have no fears of being kidnapped, or harmed any more than any other big city in the world like New York, Vancouver, Moscow, or Buenos Aires. Others who have worked nearer Syria and Iraq have some stories to tell, but so far, we`ve had none. I have another expat friend here that was in Istanbul hiding in restaurants while the tear gas clouds wafted hrough the street. Me `n mine were tucked into bed 200 miles away from the action.

On the other hand, the traffic here is scary. Bad drivers and narrow streets. A youtube search of taxi drivers in Istanbul should give the curious a good idea of what that might be like.
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Posted February 26, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Another stop on the contractor search. A museum seemed like a good landmark for a meeting place.

Another reconstruction made up of stones restacked on one another.
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Posted February 27, 2016 - 10:25 AM

wow those cedar trees look like the one that grow here. Nice pictures thanks again






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