Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past Y3-09

Yippee! It’s Traces of the Past for Thursday’s Special.

Today, we are having a glimpse at some ancient Lycean tombs near Fethiye in Turkey. The grander the tomb, the higher the status of the incumbent in society:

Row upon row of apertures within the rock face, where the sarcophagi were placed.

You could get inside this marvellous old tomb, and see the sarcophagus inside, except I was unable to, because of my poor balance. Nonetheless, I felt this was a most imposing sight:

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  1. I wouldn’t get inside and not just for my balance. The site looks impressive from outside and you’ve captured it from fascinating angles.

  2. What a cemetery that is. I often think it’s amazing what we build for our ceased families of those close to ur.I love the photo with the flower in the foreground.

  3. Nice tombs indeed, Sue. And well captured.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I remember clambering up there but I don’t think we went inside, Sue. That first is a beautiful shot. I don’t remember any blooms about but it was blooming hot! 🙂 🙂

  5. great theme and there are depths of history embedded in these well- defined shots Sue – tombs are too claustrophobic for me!

  6. Wonderful images Sue of the sort of photography I’m only now just exploring.

  7. Stunning images of a stunning place, and you too have a gardener to provide foreground flowers.

  8. Just beautiful, Sue. The first one is my favourite.

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  10. This looks like a really unique place. Would love to visit it too! 🙂 I love how you framed the first photo, with the purple flowers in the foreground.

  11. Emilio Pasquale

    I would rather remain on this side of a tomb. Alive or dead makes no difference. But this place is beautiful. Would love to see it one day.

  12. These antiquities never cease to amaze me, I wonder how long our current buildings will stand.

  13. Nice and impressive pics ! I enjoyed the contrast between the flower (life) and the carved rock (death). Very powerful !

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