My Year in Photography and some Things I don’t like about Instagram

Best Nine? After seeing some of the “best nine posts” on Instagram I went to the website and made my own. The result was, well, interesting. Not many of the nine most liked pictures were the same as my favorite pictures posted this year. Maybe not surprising, since usually the pictures I like more get less likes, for whatever reason. I didn’t take all of my posted […]

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Corycus Ancient Churches – A Forgotten Place

After the unexpectedly difficult ancient “road”, we were finally at the top of the hill by Corycus ancient churches. As I had already been here before, I knew the churches are worth seeing, even many times.  The point of going through the necropolis was to explore that area and to see it from a different angle. But I had not expected this path to be that difficult. […]

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Lost in Corycus Necropolis

After having had a look at the castles in Kizkalesi we decided to continue to the ancient/medieval burial site, or Corycus necropolis just across the highway. The location is easily recognized by the carved picture of a Roman soldier and the grave houses behind it. However, one can be forgiven for mistaking the grave houses here for being the whole necropolis. After all, the area is overgrown […]

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The Castles in Kızkalesi

One of my favorite locations in Turkey is definitely Kızkalesi, a small resort town in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Being a resort it’s usually packed during summers. However, winter means the sun worshipers have left and the beaches are empty. It becomes perfect for people like me who neither like hot weather nor crowds. Landscape photography also becomes easier and the unpredictable weather in November is perfect […]

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