Sunday, April 24, 2011

hidden gems

After a typical Turkish breakfast of omelettes, white cheese, olives, fresh cucumbers, olives and strong black tea, Molly, a little group of fellow travellers and I decided to take a hike into the woods to look for some of Olympos' famed ancient ruins. We didn't have to walk far before we came upon crumbling walls and mysterious arches, fragments of mosaics and weathered stone carvings.

There is something quite different about walking among the ruins in the trees, you almost feel as though you were that first explorer who discovered them lying there. You can run your hand along the walls, and try to imagine what it all once looked like, a city by the sea.

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