Canakkale & Bodrum (Turkey II)

TheTrojan horse in Canakkale (from the movie)

TheTrojan horse in Canakkale (from the movie)

Important to have a seat outside your house

Important to have a seat outside your house

Even if made of cardboard

Anchor

Anchor

Used to prevent the Allies boats from entering the detroit

Smaller street in Canakkale

Smaller street in Canakkale

Outside the city center where all tourists are

The Gallipoli Peninsula

The Gallipoli Peninsula

Dardanelles Detroit

Dardanelles Detroit

Cape Helles, where the Allies arrived

Cape Helles, where the Allies arrived

Monument to the Anzacs at Cape Helles

Monument to the Anzacs at Cape Helles

Turkish ammunition bunker at Cape Helles

Turkish ammunition bunker at Cape Helles

Saddülbahir, only village the Allies took over

Saddülbahir, only village the Allies took over

Saddülbahir

Saddülbahir

Kerevez Dere, where the ravine meets the sea

Kerevez Dere, where the ravine meets the sea

Fisherman's boat in Kerevez Dere

Fisherman's boat in Kerevez Dere

The only trench I could find (Turkish one)

The only trench I could find (Turkish one)

Turkish war cemetary

Turkish war cemetary

Some of those poor men might have been killed by a member of my family...

(Turkish) war monument

(Turkish) war monument

Attatürk, hero of the Dardanelles war

Attatürk, hero of the Dardanelles war

Sunset over the Gallipoli Peninsula

Sunset over the Gallipoli Peninsula

Bozcaada castle

Bozcaada castle

Fake house, Bozcaada

Fake house, Bozcaada

Clear water, Bozcaada

Clear water, Bozcaada

Beach on Bozcaada

Beach on Bozcaada

Beach on Bozcaada

Beach on Bozcaada

Street at night, Bozcaada

Street at night, Bozcaada

Street cat, Bozcaada

Street cat, Bozcaada

Greek style house at night, Bozcaada

Greek style house at night, Bozcaada

Harbour, Bodrum

Harbour, Bodrum

Masts, Bodrum

Masts, Bodrum

Old water cistern, Bodrum

Old water cistern, Bodrum

Bodrum

Bodrum

Up the hill, Bodrum

Up the hill, Bodrum

Bodrum

Bodrum

Flowers, Bodrum

Flowers, Bodrum

Minaret, Bodrum

Minaret, Bodrum

First luxury hotel in Yalıkavak (abandoned)

First luxury hotel in Yalıkavak (abandoned)

Yalıkavak

Yalıkavak

Sunset, Yalıkavak

Sunset, Yalıkavak

TheTrojan horse in Canakkale (from the movie)Even if made of cardboardUsed to prevent the Allies boats from entering the detroitOutside the city center where all tourists areThe Gallipoli PeninsulaDardanelles DetroitCape Helles, where the Allies arrivedMonument to the Anzacs at Cape HellesTurkish ammunition bunker at Cape HellesSaddülbahir, only village the Allies took overSaddülbahirKerevez Dere, where the ravine meets the seaFisherman's boat in Kerevez DereThe only trench I could find (Turkish one)Some of those poor men might have been killed by a member of my family...(Turkish) war monumentAttatürk, hero of the Dardanelles warSunset over the Gallipoli PeninsulaBozcaada castleFake house, BozcaadaClear water, BozcaadaBeach on BozcaadaBeach on BozcaadaStreet at night, BozcaadaStreet cat, BozcaadaGreek style house at night, BozcaadaHarbour, BodrumMasts, BodrumOld water cistern, BodrumBodrumUp the hill, BodrumBodrumFlowers, BodrumMinaret, BodrumFirst luxury hotel in Yalıkavak (abandoned)YalıkavakSunset, Yalıkavak

Some more travelling in Turkey…

Canakkale (“canak” means bowl and “kale” castle), on the West Coast, near the supposed location of Troy. A sea-side student town of 120 000 inhabitants, with a promenade along the shore.

Just a short ferry ride away from Canakkale, The Gallipoli (Galibolu in Turkish) Peninsula, where the Allies were defeated during the first world war. The whole Peninsula, south from Gallipoli, is now a war memorial with many Turkish war monuments, quite a few Anzacs (Australian and New-Zealand Army Corps) momuments and very few French ones. It was extremely interesting for me to go there as I did so having just read the war journal of my great-great-uncle, who fought there in the trenches in 1915.

Bozcaada, an island with a Greek history, along with her wilder sister Gökçeada, which unfortunately I haven’t seen. Clear water, nice beaches, the locals go there on Sundays or or a week-end to relax and get away from the city. There I did some snorkelling for the first time, and I enjoyed it tremendously!

A lot further south, Bodrum, a beautiful town, seen from the hills; an annoying expensive touristy place, seen from the sea-side walk.

And Yalıkavak, on the Bodrum Peninsula, where I have spent a few nice relaxing days at my aunt’s cousin’s “Pansiyon”.

I hope you will enjoy those pics!

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