At the junction of the East and West civilisations, Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut) is one of the most astounding sites in Turkey: A collection of colossal statues on a remote mountain 2150m high, adorning the temple and tomb of King Antiochus. Unknown until 1881 when an Ottoman geologist discovered these 10 metre-high stone heads, archaeological work began in 1953 to uncover their history.
Nemrut Dağı has since been a significant attraction, with thousands coming at sunrise and sunset to see the stones in the best possible light. It has been designated a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, and is one of the most important National Parks in the country. In addition to the statues, the entire site includes art from the Commagene civilisation, the Eskikale (Old Castle), Yenikale (New Castle), Karakus Hill and Cendere Bridge. Most people use the nearby towns of Malatya, Kahta or Adıyaman as a base, and the road to the summit is only open from mid-April to mid-October because of heavy snow the rest of the year.
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danyy (0) 2006-05-03 17:10
il a fallu monter très haut pour voir de tels vestiges mais le déplacement en vaut la peine.
Dommage que tu sois presque en contre jour, tu as photographié les faces dans l'ombre.
On admire les montagnes superbes derrière en même temps.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-05-03 17:22
INteresting and beautifull picture.
Thanks to share with us.
mammad (3562) 2006-05-03 18:15
Dear Ugur ,
Great composition ,and nice background shadows .the note is so informative.TFS.
izmirli (3989) 2006-05-03 19:01
sevgili uğur merhaba.
arkadaki sıra dağlar,nemrutun kafalarına güzel fon olmuş.soft renkler ve not iyi olmuş.en iyi akşamlar seninle olsun.sevgiler.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-05-03 19:09
Muito interessante essa composição, tanto pelo ótimo enquadramento como pelo local escolhido, que é fantástico e muito interessante. Perfeito.
DownUnder (1177) 2006-05-03 19:15
Merhaba Uğur, fazla fotoğrafı yok Nemrut'un TE'de, çok iyi olmuş.. tebrikler
srgabreu (0) 2006-05-03 20:29
Amazing photo and place, great note too!
alford (3989) 2006-05-04 4:08
Hi Ugur! These are 10 meters tall? and at the top of a mountain? Amazing! I'd really like to see somebody in the photo, so I can get a better idea how high these statues are! Great shot, we can feel the high altitude in your photo! Very good composition! rgds.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-05-04 6:57
Wonderful shot, nice shadows and good timing. Point of view, depth of field, light and framing are excellent. TFS. Congratulations...
maki (0) 2006-05-04 8:48
Classical but interesting POV from this well known place. Nice play of the light and shades. Good work. regards. maki
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2006-05-04 9:53
Alışılmışın dışında bir açıyla Nemrut'u fotoğraflamışsın. Arkadaki dağların peşpeşe sıralanması da nefis bir görüntü oluşturmuş.
jhm (157892) 2006-05-04 12:15
This are very great statues, ten meters is very high and in stone!
Also the red/brown colour in foreground gives a good contrast against the light sky colour.
Very well done!
cjmm (4479) 2006-05-04 17:53
The ruins on the foreground are interesting and well exposed, with good contrast, sharpness and details; (great scanning!)... but I specially like the background, the different shades on the hills and the sky.
berek (50506) 2006-05-05 4:07
süper bir bakış acısı bence. arkadaki sıra sıra biri birini takip eden dağlarda bu esrarengiz görüntüyü tamamlıyor . ellerine sağlık. selam.
Meaning Sense :-))
kermit350 (9016) 2006-05-05 12:02
Hello Ugur, very mysterious that it is statue development well by an advantageous framing and this imposing background which magnifie more still it is imposing sculpture which seems to be to place to it a such place out of time, sincerely
feather (51130) 2006-05-05 12:16
What an amazing sight it must be to see these huge heads for real. I also like the succession of mountain layers as they fade into the background.
john_c (24666) 2006-05-05 14:14
What an astounding scene! There is a great sense of depth here as well from your well chosen POV. The mountains fade into the distance and create the impression of a mysterious wild region. I like the misty look and the foreground colours. Very well captured.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-05-05 14:58
This is a nice informative shot,well captured,great depth and light and wonderful situation you had,well detailed and I like the hazy depth here that is nice for the historical subject here,well composed and Thanks,
edal (6804) 2006-05-05 15:14
A tremendous photo of interesting sculptures and great pov. I have added it to my favorits.
CoolDan (2516) 2006-05-08 7:07
Quelle vision une fois rendue là-haut: De très belles sculptures. De quel secret sont-elles les gardiennes?
jafadabret (56501) 2006-05-08 11:02
On est impressionné, Ugur, par la beauté et la taille de ces statues. La lumière presque en face donne du relief à la tête. Dommage que rien ne soit là pour nous donner l'échelle. Excellente note explicative.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-08 11:58
Hello Ugur - eski de olsa imaj lkalitesi kusursuz, havadaki pus daglarin arasina derinlik katmis, heykellerin de yerleri komposiyonu dengelemis.
elmec (12210) 2006-05-10 13:00
This is great shot!
I like the rocky postument on the first plane and the foggy hills in the back!
Marlis (2298) 2006-06-12 15:13
very interesting and unique image. Those colossal sculptures are amazing. The mountain ranges in the background give an idea of the isolation and wildness of the location. Great POV, good colors and sharpness.
AgaA (2636) 2006-07-09 3:03
This place looks very amazing and wonderful, these huge monuments and mountain ranges in the background. It is really great shot, thanks for sharing :)
tifah (836) 2006-09-30 8:11
you have a superb collection of photos, i adore this one, the landscape in the distant with the cloud covered mountains is very effective as a backdrop for the sculptures, also your notes are interesting, the colours are very complimentary
ahcalis (8) 2007-01-24 16:45
harika bir görüntü sanki canlı gibi.eline sağlık
baxteraziz (2177) 2007-10-11 5:18
Bende aynı yerden baktım ama ustanın gözünden başka oluyor.Demek ki bir daha gitmek lazım.