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Old 09-07-2009, 06:37 AM   #42
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Location: Thrace and Istanbul
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A walk of just a few hundreds of meters but who wouldn't want a walk on such a path forever!
Scent of fresh air with moss



Paths and everything around, nearly as old as history.

The monastery was the main reason for why I chose this route.
Unfortunately, the main complex was under restoration, so; I couldn't picture the interior but the building only.
Luckily, I got some close shots of other buildings around.


Aqueducts







Wonderful panorama!


Once used as a kitchen



Halls, connecting buildings to each other


With some Turkish Architecture

Time to see frescoes
I start with tihs. I you see, three layers of lime plaster on the walls around and each belonging to a different era.

More with them


Who knows what they tell us!
Anybody to translate?


Showing Jesus Christ in pain after crucifixion

Another one

Look at here carefully please. In this fresco, there is a miseable man wearing worn clothes, standing among others. He was one the artists who made these frescoes. So why so miserable? Simple: he regarded himself as a sinner whereas the others were definitely not.

The Holy Bible in the middle, Jesus and his 12 Apostles, I think.

One more

Mother Mary with his son Jesus Christ

From the lives of the Apostles and some Saints

Some showing the return from Pilgrimage, visits to Jesus, and the Prophet Jonah getting out of a dolphin's mouth.







I went out and took a few more pics



This one showing the main complex is the closest.

I saw a path going down and took it to see more

See what I got here! I saw what I had always wanted.


Last one
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