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... historian - 64/63 BC – c. AD 24) gave high accolades to the city for its cultural development and residence of distinguished philosophers, poet, and linguists by stating how Tarsus “surpassed Athens, Alexandria, or any other place that can be named where there have been schools and lectures of philosophers” (Geo. 14.5.13).
Like many ancient cities, modern cities are built directly on top of them. ...
... roadsides Oleander was in full bloom and the wild Hollyhocks of pink and white were splendid. The wild roses and cultivated were just fantastic, dripping with blooms. Why are we trying to cultivate them in Northern Europe or Oman when clearly they flourish half way in-between. Annie
A couple of hours later we pulled into Mersin (a massive sprawling city, which I have never heard of and has few attributes) and, after the ...
I stayed in Istanbul for six nights. The three with Gayle, as expected, went by in a wonderful flash. Home to 15 million people the great city straddles the meeting points of Europe and Asia. Sitting in a cafe i wrote in my diary: a humungous boiling pot of stirring mayhem. A mass of twisting streets crammed with weaving people, every spare inch used to sell something. Unavoidable stall owners offering 'special price', spicy smells coming from kebab ...
... Here you can see the Roman Gate that is also known as "Cleopatra's Gate" and sometimes referred to as "Gate of the *****". Why? Who knows.
Actually, having seen the city, I would have chosen a different spot to visit as there was really little to see here. However, if you are interested in religious relics this might be up your alley.
... Age people (theirs was only a Bronze culture). This was a summer retreat for the Hittite kings. We entered by one lion gate & exited by another. Wonderful relief carvings, made even more powerful by the setting. They spoke to us clearly across 3 millenia - musicians & warriors, sacrificial bull, a boat with oarsmen, a mother suckling a child beneath a tree, the Sun God looking reminiscent of scary dreams. The small museum held other treasures - a tree ...