12th September 2013 Canakkale

The Large Open Space of the Town Square in Canakkale
The Large Open Space of the Town Square in Canakkale
We Hire Osran, a Taxi Driver for the Afternoon to Take us to Gallipoli
We Hire Osran a Taxi Driver for the Afternoon to Take us to Gallipoli
Firstly we Board a Car Ferry Which Takes us to the Gelibolu Peninsular
Firstly we Board a Car Ferry Which Takes us to the Gelibolu Peninsular
The Kilitbahir Fortress
The Kilitbahir Fortress Opposite Canakkale on the the Peninsular
Traveller, Halt! The Soil You Tread Once Witnessed the End of an Era. Listen, In This Quiet Mound There Once Beat the Heart of a Nation
Traveller, Halt! The Soil You Tread Once Witnessed the End of an Era
The Ferry is a Convenient Way to Cross the Channel Especially with a Vehicle
The Ferry is a Convenient Way to Cross the Channel Especially with a Vehicle
At the Town Eceabat wer Models of the Gallipoli Site and of the Trenches that were Only Metres Apart
At the Town of Eceabat there are Models of the Gallipoli Site and of the Trenches that were Only Metres Apart in Areas
Ari Burnu Cemetery
Ari Burnu Cemetery
So Many Young Lives Were Lost Here Almost 100 Years Ago
So Many Young Lives Were Lost Here Almost 100 Years Ago
 Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
Anzac Cove Where the Australian and New Zealand Soldiers Landed on 25th April 1915
Anzac Cove Where the Australian and New Zealand Soldiers Landed on 25th April 1915
The Famous Epitaph of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
The Famous Epitaph of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at the Ari Burnu Cemetery
The Beach Cemetery
The Beach Cemetery
The Anzac Memorial Site with the Sphinx, as the Soldiers Called it,  in the Background
The Anzac Memorial Site with the Sphinx, as the Soldiers Called it, in the Background
A Famous Statue at Chunuk Bair of a Turkish Soldier Carrying a Wounded British Captain
A Famous Statue at Chunuk Bair of a Turkish Soldier Carrying a Wounded British Captain, who Survived and Later Became Governor General Casey of Australia
Lone Pine Cemetery
Lone Pine Cemetery
During the War a Couple of Fierce Battles Occurred Here at Lone Pine
During the War a Couple of Fierce Battles Occurred Here at Lone Pine
We Visit the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial
We Visit the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial
The Turkish People Lost 86,000 Soldiers during the War
The Turkish People Lost 86,000 Soldiers during the War
A Large Statue of Ataturk at Chunk Bair
A Large Statue of Ataturk Near the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair
Narrow Trenches on the Hillsides Where a Lot of the BattlesOccurred
Narrow Trenches on the Hillsides are Where a Lot of the Battles Occurred
Massive Memorial  Plaques Dominate the Hillside at Chunuk Bair
Massive Memorial Plaques Dominate the Hillside at Chunuk Bair
Back to the Ferry
After a Very Moving Experience Visiting Gallipoli, we Return Back to Canakkale  by the Ferry
The Swimming Platforms Just behind the Municipal Marina
From the Ferry we See the Swimming Platforms that are Just Behind the Municipal Marina Where we are Staying
We Make a Decision to Go and Visit Troy, as it is Only Around 25 Minutes Drive from Canakkale
Although Late, we Make a Decision to Go to Visit Troy, as it is Only  25 Minutes Drive from Canakkale
A Reconstructed Trojan Horse is the Centrepiece of the Entrance to the Ancient Site
A Reconstructed Trojan Horse is the Centrepiece of the Entrance to the Ancient Site
Ric Joins the Other Tourists for a Photo from the Horse
Ric Joins the Other Tourists for a Photo in the Horse
Approaching the Old Ruins we were Surprised how Much had been Excavated
Approaching the Old Ruins we were Surprised how Much had been Excavated
It is Quite Incredible that this Site Dates Back to 4000 BC in Areas
It is Quite Incredible that this Site Dates Back to 4000 BC in Areas
In the Fertile Fields Below the Ancient Site  Many Fields of Crops are Grown
In the Fertile Fields Below the Ancient Site Many Fields of Crops are Grown
Some of the Remains of the Ceiling of the Temple of Athena
Some of the Remains of the Ceiling of the Temple of Athena
The Ramp to the Citadel was Built around 2300 BC
The Ramp to the Citadel was Built around 2300 BC
The Sanctuary Which Dates back to the 7th Century BC
The Sanctuary Which Dates back to the 7th Century BC
Although  much Excavation is still Occurring Here at Troy, Despite What People Say, we Thoroughly Enjoyed what we saw on Our Visit to the Site
Although much Excavation is still Occurring Here at Troy, Despite What People Say, we Thoroughly Enjoyed what we saw on Our Visit to the Site
Before Departing Troy we Passed  a Tour Group at the Small Amphitheatre
Before Departing Troy we Passed a Tour Group at the Small Amphitheatre
Overlooking the Dardanelles on Our Way Back to Canakkale
Overlooking the Dardanelles on Our Way Back to Canakkale

Happy Birthday Brian !!

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