worked in Ankara, Turkey, but traveled to a number of beautiful places.
The first batch of pictures are from Istanbul, formerly known as
The Topkapi Palace
The Blue Mosque.
Brigde Across the Bosphorus. Remind me to tell you about how Kyle
tried to drive a mile back to his hotel and ended up on the wrong
Travertine Pools near Pamukkale.
The ruins of Ancient Troy, complete with a recreation of the Trojan Horse (see third picture).
Ruins of one of the wonders of the ancient world, the Mausoleum. This is near the city of Bordrum.
pictures are from the area of Cappadocia. Many of the caves /
underground cities here were created by early Christians in an effort
to avoid persecution. The "Fairy Chimneys" are a beautiful
We stayed in a hotel dug out of the rocks, with friends Bob and Michelle.
Pictures from the ruins of Ephesus. The buildings are in pretty good shape, especially the Library (below).
we're near Gallipoli, where a pivotal battle of World War1 was fought.
The British / New Zeeland / Australian forces were defeated, and
Ataturk became a living legend.
A memorial showing part of a speech given by Ataturk after the war was over.
Midas' tomb. Yes, there really was a King Midas; I'm not sure
where the whole, "Turns things into gold," myth got started...