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Bruce Stangeland's Photographs fromTurkey - Part II Stopover in Greece
April 2006 Elderhostel Trip to Turkey - Part I
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Map of Elderhostel Trip in western Turkey, March 29 - April 13, 2006
Concourse C in Chicago's O'Hare airport
(see my painting of this scene)
Soldier guarding the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Ankara
Mother Goddess giving birth, guarded by two leopards. 6000 BC. From Catalhöyük. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Ankara
Hittite bronze deer, from Alacahöyük. Early Bronze Age. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Ankara
Another Hittite bronze deer, from Alacahöyük. Early Bronze Age. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Ankara
Lobby of Doga Residence Hotel, Ankara
Temple and reconstructed wall, 1600 BC, Hattusa (capital of the Hittites). Hattusas National Park
Altar (?) made of local nephritic green stone, Hattusa
King's Gate, Hattusa
Rock sanctuary of Yazilikaya, 13th cent. BC. Hattusa
Carving of great king Tudhaliya IV in the embrace of a god, Sharrumma. Rock sanctuary of Yazilikaya, 13th cent. BC. Hattusa
Houses carved into tufa rock at Göreme, Cappadocia
Ceiling of Cankli ("sandals") church, carved into tufa. Shows damage from non-Christians. Cappadocia
Doorway near Bizim Restaurant, Avanos. Cappadocia
Master potter (43 years), Mr. Galip, making a teapot in his factory, Chez Galip, which is carved into tufa. Avanos, Cappadocia.
Hand-painting pottery in Chez Galip pottery factory. Avanos, Cappadocia
Underground display room in pottery factory, Chez Galip. Avanos, Cappadocia
Pottery from Cappadocia.
"Fairy chimneys" at Pasabag, with short grapevines in the foreground and apricot trees beyond them. Cappadocia
View of fairy chimneys from entrance to a chapel. Pasabag, Cappadocia
Unusual fairy chimneys at Pasabag. Cappadocia
Uchisar Castle, carved into tufa rock. Cappadocia
Interior of Seljuk caravansaray at Sarihan, (where we witnessed a sema, a whirling dervish dance). Cappadocia
In courtyard of 13th cent. Seljuk caravansaray at Sarihan, (after we witnessed a sema, a whirling dervish dance). Cappadocia
Inflating hot-air balloons near Göreme Valley. Cappadocia
Balloons from Kapadokia Balloon Company drifting over homes carved into tufa of Göreme Valley. Cappadocia
Sunrise above the clouds in hot-air balloon. Mt. Agis on the horizon (a 9000 ft. volcano - the source of much of the tufa in Cappadocia)
Onyx factory, woman knitting lace, and self-propelled wagon. Göreme Valley, Cappadocia
Exterior of Caravanseri Restaurant (inside what was a 13th cent. Seljuk caravansaray) at Sultanhani, east of Konya
Interior of Caravanseri Restaurant at Sultanhani, east of Konya
Horse-drawn recycling wagon in Konya
View of Mevlana Museum. Konya
Courtyard of Mevlana Museum with green-tiled dome. Konya
Tomb of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (founder of whirling dervishes) in Mevlana Museum. He died ca. 1273. Konya
Mosque and modern tower of Kule Shopping Center. Next to Özkaymak Park Hotel. Konya.
Tractor at Seydisehir, approaching Taurus mountains southwest of Konya.
Near Alacabel Gec (Pass), 6000 ft. elevation. Taurus mountains southwest of Konya.
Düden Waterfall. One of three that empties directly into the Mediterranean Sea in Antalya.
Roman wall, Taurus mountains, and fluted minaret (from reign of 13th cent. Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad). Antalya
Old harbor and distant Taurus mountains. Antalya
Roman marble sarcophagus - "Aur. Botiane Demetria" - scenes from the Trojan Wars. Ca. 2nd cent. AD. From Perge. In Antalya Archaeological Museum
Roman sarcophagus of garlands, 2nd cent. AD (Pamphylia-type. Garland design is unique to Perge). In Antalya Archaeological Museum.
Silver statue, 620 - 590 BC. From excavation at Bayindir Village. In Antalya Archaeological Museum.
Roman marble statue of Mars from Perge, 2nd cent. A.D. Has local style of deeply carved curls. In Archeological Museum of Antalya.
Exterior of well-preserved Roman theater at Aspendos
Stage entrance at Roman theater at Aspendos
View from top row in Roman theater at Aspendos
Cow near Roman aqueduct at Aspendos
Roman hot bath, showing brick arches under floor where fires were built to heat water. Perge
Cascading water troughs down the center of the main street. Perge
Marble columns around agora. Perge
Overhanging second floors in Old Town. (Built this way because taxes were based on a building's area at ground level.) Antalya
Hadrian's Gate, built to honor his visit in 130 AD, showing ruts from chariots. Antalya
Colorful courtyard. Old Town. Antalya
The Truncated Minaret. Old Town. Antalya
Ruins of a Greek temple, which became the Church of St. Peter, and then a mosque. Old Town. Antalya
Plaza next to Khan Best Western Hotel. Antalya
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