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Old Mar 18, 2006, 1:48 PM   #1
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It was a couple of hours ago, I was about to turn a roundabout when I saw this..and found myself shooting!! No pp, just cropped a little and sent.
(you can see me shooting in it, too!)
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 7:20 PM   #2
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Hi bahadir, I love it when the light looks like this! Awesome!

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I like that time of the day when the light turns golden. The overcast sky behind nicely accents the warm light. Nice work.


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Old Mar 19, 2006, 3:17 AM   #4
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Thank you for your appreciation Bob. While favouring this particular light condition as with you, especially for photography, I must also add that I'm simply in love with every kind of sun light..

Barbarian, you've named the light very correctly: Golden.
You know how this sort of sun light smells beautiful also when liquefied into a beer glass ??:-)
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Celt that I am, the beverage you'll find in my glass is not usually golden...


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Old Mar 19, 2006, 9:54 AM   #6
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Know o Celt, thy forefathers were my neighbours once!
You may also find the glass in the pic.too cute for a real clink then :-)
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Galatia, home of the Galatians. From the Latin "Gaul" (celt). Three tribes, Trocmi, Tolistobogii and Tectosages, crossed over from Thrace, and raised he11 for hundreds of years before finally becoming good Romans. As late as 400 AD, they still spoke a Celtic language, after which they took up first Greek and later Turkish.

The genetic markers for Celts are still present in the population of the area today.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 5:19 PM   #8
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Good memory, indeed. So, are you intending to return home some day, Barbarian?
You may also remember the dramatic drive of the Gauls by the Pergamese out of Anatolia, which was also celebrated by the Greeks in Hellas who feared those blue eyed giant people to death and contributed much in the construction of the Altar of Zeus in Pergamon (Now in Berlin Museum) famous for its outstanding metaphoric reliefs: The battle of gods and giants.
Dying Gaul and Suicidal Celt are also very significant works of Hellenistic sculpture, as you may know, basing on this event.
Just hoping to shoot them in the National Roman Museum where they are now!
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It would be a great thing to visit all those places I've read about. The great cities, the battlegrounds, the temples and so on. My people, BTW,were from Wales and Ireland, mostly, with some Breton French.

If I were to visit your country, most of all, I would like to visit Catal Hyuk. It was at the center of the agricultural revolution that transformed the Middle East, and then Europe. I'd like to see Manzikert. And Istanbul. And the underground cities of Kapadokya.

I'd be very busy. And need lots of cards for my Pentax.


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Old Mar 20, 2006, 4:24 AM   #10
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I can see that you've got a good overall perspective in Civilization history, Barbarian.
Your extensive programme has reminded me of the summer school programme Temple University in Philadelphia arranges annually in Turkey for its Liberal Arts College students. I am expected to give them the course 'Trade, Wars and Civilizations in Asia Minor' as well as providing guidence to the historically importany sites, as I did last year, too.
You're also welcome!
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