Finally some heartwarming news ...

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Finally some heartwarming news ...

Postby nicolas.fox » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:46 pm

From this morning's (well, it's morning for me anyway) news updates: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 100913.php

I really don't have any questions about it, or any debate topics going along with it. I'm just happy to see some good news, instead of destruction and negligence.

I've added a picture from my trip to Turkey two weeks ago, to add to the good cheer.

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Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Postby Barracuda » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:32 pm

Was that Ephesus?

I lived in Izmir as a child and we visited there often
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Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Postby nicolas.fox » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:41 am

Hi Barracuda!

This is actually the Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Didymaion), modern Didim. The temple was the holiest sanctuary of Miletos, they had a 17km long sacred way from the city to the temple. It's basically what the Temple of Artemis (Artemision) was to Ephesos.

If you're interested, I have a lot (!) of pictures from my last trip to Turkey, which include among others Ephesos, Hierapolis, Miletos, Side, ... I could upload some of the better ones on this forum under the photo section if you want.
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Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Postby Minimalist » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:29 am

I for one would love to see them.

If you set up a photobucket.com account they have a bulk uploader which will definitely speed the process..... and it is free.
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Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Postby nicolas.fox » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:32 am

Yup. I have a photobucket account, I upload pictures there from time to time (I have two links in the photo section: Aachen, Germany and Ancient Kameiros, Greece). I try to upload sites which are lesser known as well. Because the internet has become THE source of knowledge, I think it's important to get as much information on there as possible. I remember searching for pictures of Kameiros and finding a very limited amount of them, so I uploaded some for public viewing. Especially with all the crap going on in the Middle East and bad preservation all over Europe, I think it's important to share some images... before it's too late. I have a gem among the sites I visited in Turkey. It's on top of a hill, and is reached by a gravel road. Needless to say not many people go there. It's called Seleucia, and it has one of the best preserved agoras that I've ever seen (usually it's just a flat square space with nothing substantial left). This one has all the facades of the shops still standing (some even three stories high). Very highly recommended. You can check the wiki page for now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seleucia_(Pamphylia) - include the last bracket, for some reason it 's not added in the link. I'll upload some of the pictures later today and/or tomorrow. I hope you'll enjoy them.
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Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Postby nicolas.fox » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:05 am

I'll have to postpone the pictures at least 5 days, I have a last minute trip to Bratislava and I don't have access to my pictures there.

See you soon!
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Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Postby nicolas.fox » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:38 am

Sorry for being so slow, it's been hectic (new job). The pictures are online in the Photos section of the board, so go there for more information on what exactly I've posted.

Here's a direct link though: http://s982.photobucket.com/user/nicola ... t=2&page=1
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