Sunday, 23 November 2014

Winter has arrived.


The flamingos are back.


 The beekeepers are busy 


and families are out in the fields in the middle of the day. 

All signs that winter is on the way and our cue to move back to town. 

But just before I shift the emphasis of this blog back to Bodrum town; a photo taken in the local village graveyard. 


An interestingly shaped stone used as a headstone,  different from the other graves but  not so you'd notice in passing. 



Looked at from the correct angle though, an Aeolic style capital from a Lelegian or Carian site, from the 6th or maybe even 7th century BC.  There is no inscription on the grave, so I have no idea when it was put here or where it originally came from but it's another teasing reminder of how much there is to discover. 

20 comments:

  1. . . isn't there just - I could do with being recycled after a 10km hike and scramble today where there were remnants of dwellings cut into cliffs. Want to go back and search around - the mind is willing but the flesh is buggered!

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    1. Walking plea - don't go anywhere without them, about the only things that keep me upright.

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  2. Stunning photos, B2B - and a most intriguing find in your local graveyard. You really are in the right place, aren't you! Axxx

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    1. I'm trying to improve my photography - watch this space.

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    2. Why don't you try enlarging your photos for a start? You'll be amazed at the difference in impact size makes.

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  3. Just love those signs of the changing seasons, B2B. Bird migrations, different fruits and vegetables at the market, the arrival of much needed rain or snow. Your Bodrum winter seems full of many pleasures. We are especially envious of the flamingos.

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    1. We saw pelicans too but I couldn't get my camera focussed in time

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  4. Beautiful photo of the flamingos Annie. The temperature is dropping here now and the rain is falling hard - your 'winter' doesn't look too bad!

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  5. We've slapped up the heating to snug level and shall nest until the Spring - apart from the mad dashes to the off licence, of course!

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  6. Beautiful photos of welcoming winter in Bodrum - I love this kind of winter, loved seeing the flamingos. How about that ancient headstone, just lying there, really is an open air museum that part of the world.

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    1. I hope its still there when I go back.

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  7. Hmm..I wonder if our Warsaw Zoo flamingos are wintering in Bodrum this year??? :-) At least you have some sunshine!

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  8. I enjoyed reading this very much

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  9. This images are wonderful and the flamingos looks very cute..

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  10. Now those are signs of approaching winter I could happily live with. Gorgeous photos and I'm still getting my head around a headstone that dates back over 2500 years!

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