Sunday Scenery :- Olympos, Turkey

In the past few weeks, I’ve seen so many ruins in Greece and Turkey – they’re getting blurry in my mind.

Bits of marble, limestone, sandstone.

Various mosaics, sculptures, carvings, symbols.

Byzantine. Roman. Greek. Ottoman. Lycian. Hittite. Persian.

The ruins of Olympos in Turkey have reignited my interest in historical ruins. Why!? Because it is still nestled in nature. Trees. Shrubs. Wildlife. Simple signage. A map. Short explanation.

I felt like Indiana Jones, making discoveries for myself when I walked through the ruins by myself early in the morning. Crossing little wooden bridges. Ice cold water from the stream to cool my feet. I am my own archeologist.

Small waterfalls add natural beauty to the ruins

Small waterfalls add natural beauty to the ruins

My shadow taking a break

My shadow taking a break

Directional signage in Olympos Turkey to various ruins

Directional signage in Olympos Turkey to various ruins

Simple explanations of significant sections of the ruin

Simple explanations of significant sections of the ruin

Section of South Necropolis of Olympos Turkey

Section of South Necropolis of Olympos Turkey

Entrance to old theatre of Olympos

Entrance to old theatre of Olympos

Old Olympos city wall

Old city wall

View of nature as backdrop to Olympos ruins

View of nature as backdrop to Olympos ruins

Little crab hiding in the Olympos ruins

Little crab hiding in the Olympos ruins

Sections of broken mosaic floor

Sections of broken mosaic floor

Seating area of old Olympos theatre

Seating area of old Olympos theatre

Ruins and nature play hide and seek

Ruins and nature play hide and seek

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