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... Drove to Sirince for a walk around a Mediaeval village known for its wine making- tasted merlot & Sauvignon Blanc, different to what we are used to. Fruit wines of many sorts are a speciality. Pomegranate juice was the health hit that day- tart to say the least but great once you got into it.
After dinner we went to the top floor of the hotel for views of the lights of Izmir- the colours & twinkling were like crystals. ...
... lead. We almost gave up (but we never give up).
We went back to the main road and found signs near the southern end of town which directed us up a wide, but steep, road to a gondola lift, from where we asked locals for the car route up to the ruins.
Few tourists make it to this site which has a history three hundred years before Christ. And, apart from a few Germans and a tour bus ...
... while Dr. Breitenburg and Michael went up further to record us.
I'm not sure about anyone else, but I thought we'd sing just a couple of songs. We ended up singing almost our entire set! It was not perfect, but I think it certainly could have been worse, especially considering we didn't warm up at all and not everyone was feeling well. Our first song was "Entarisi," which is rather difficult for most of us. I can only speak for myself, but ...
... for that reason. There were a couple of postcard sellers but I had to take a photo of the ‘travelling salesman’ with all his good spread out on top of his car bonnet, under a tree – he was lying on a bench down the hill asleep.
Another thing about this region is that the Virgin Mary was supposed to have lived here and they do say she died here too although about four sites have been ‘identified’ as being her ...
... theatre and necropolis had tourists climbing round just in bikinis and speedo, somehow it seems just wrong.
Some of the old graves are like little houses, some have decorated tombs, some are just flat stones, and as we were told the majority haven’t even been touched regarding excavation. We could only look at the first part, it extends a long way along the hilltops.
We wanted to go to the museum, it uses part of the Roman bath site ...