Lycian Pinara and Sidyma
Trip Start Feb 08, 2008
154Trip End Sep 11, 2009
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Once again, I don't have much to say about Pinara. It was another place to see and climb around. Oh, I read about it. But most of the guide book stuff I read goes in and out. What I'm always left with, though, is the fascination with this unique civilization and their distinct aesthetic. Mind, I haven't pursued a study in anything but superficially. Well, I know that the Lycians fought on the side of Troy in the Trojan War.
As far as Pinara goes, once we turned off the main road
Here is a gallery of pictures of Pinara (And again, clicking on a picture will start a "slide show," with a little more commentary):
Sidyma was a new place for David, and this a second visit for me. I'd been there three years previously, hiking over during my stay in the village of Boğaziši, mentioned in the "Elfin Elif" blog, previous to this
Not much is known about the history of Sidyma. But its location--part in a "modern" village, and part in the crop fields surrounding--make for some pleasant strolling. The surviving tombs and mausoleums also are some of the best examples of Lycian design. In my opinion. So again, enjoy the pictures if you will.