Friday, March 13, 2015

Ankara - Turkey


A couple of stops while we journeyed to Ankara the next morning (Cappadocia - underground city and Goreme museum). The first at Hanlem Art Centre showcasing the collection of previous and semi previous stone jewellery. Well, the usual thing (Phuket premium outlet) - documentary how stones are harvested, thereafter seeing the collection. Pricey of course pricey and here, you can, can and can take pictures. I walked around and out to wait for the rest.   




Then the journey continued with two breaks in between - the fast food outlet to grab a drink or to the loo and next lunch. Upon arrival at Ankara - Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independent, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. This site is also the final resting place of Ismet Inonu, the second President of Turkey who left the world in 1973 and his tomb faces the Ataturk Mausoleum on the opposite side of the Ceremonial Ground.

Security check once the coach entered the area. Actually quite weird because we got down at the main gate, passed by the guards who just stared and back to the bus before getting down at the entrance of the mausoleum that dominates a high hill above Ankara and is one of the parts of the monument block. The other two the lion road and ceremony area. So you see the 24 lion sculptures on both sides of the road, the museum, the library and the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Ismet Inonu. Finally a long walk towards the end of the huge complex, jumped high up with excitement and left.  








  








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17 comments:

  1. Awesome pics. Great place. You have been to lot of beautiful placed Nava. I would love to visit turkey after checking out this post. I didnt know that it is such a beautiful country. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post. :)

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  2. amazing pics dear :-)

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  3. looks like u had a great time, wow, that high jump
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  4. Wow lovely pics Nava. Cannot agree with u more spending on travels,we make memories no one can steal from us unlike jewellery.But I must admit they are definitely alluring .Btn love the blue jacket of urs suits u well.

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  5. Lovely jewellery collection Nava :) lovely clicks esp. the last one :)

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  6. nicely explained...i would like to hear about your kerala visit too :)

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  7. A place to must visit!! Nice write up!

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  8. Awesome clicks...I think you had a wonderful time there. Love your pictures & those colourful beads too..

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  9. I love the collection of jewellery and definitely your exciting pose...

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  10. Looks like a beautiful place with lots of history and good food, not a fan of those jewelry though!

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  11. lovely jewelry!!beautiful description of the the place and loved loved your pics:)

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  12. Interesting place and nicely written post.
    And beautiful jewelry...

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  13. Great pics of necklaces and food..... Very beautiful Nava.... :)

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  14. Beautiful accessories! Did you buy lots?? xoxo

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  15. Loved the pics u clicked.. such a lovely place.. those beaded necklaces caught my attention for sure.. :)

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