Kekova-Simena is a very popular Lycian site, situated upon one of the most attractive spots of the Turkish coast.
The name "Kekova" is Turkish for "plain of thyme" and describes the area of and around the ancient Lycian sunken city of Simena. A charming mix of ancient, medieval and modern history makes Kekova-Simena interesting as well as beautiful.
In ancient times Simena was a small fishing village, later a Crusaders outpost of the Knights of St. John and now the sleepy fishing village of Kale.
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sam224 (6215) 2005-10-04 8:16
Nice composition here. I like the way the old tomb creates a good contrast with the modern boats in the background.
Good reflections in the water.
dexter (170) 2005-10-04 10:09
Merhaba Bulent etkileyici bir fotograf ama arkadaki kayiklar olmasaydi bence daha da guzel olurdu.Selamlarimla, Emrah.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-10-04 14:37
Very fine composition. The clarity is awesome! The colors and lighting very fine.
If I was at your place, I would crop out the brown rock at the left down part. Is somewhat disturbing. TFS!
HOBO (5276) 2005-10-04 15:09
what a great view of this very famous sarcophagus in Simena over to the Kekova island, one of my favorite places at the coast. I'm really longing for to sit there for a nice drink and enjoy life...
The pontoons of the three restaurans are quite empty; so you had a calm stay.
ps The day you took the picture, I flew home from Antalya!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-05 4:53
A nice view that bears the appealing colors of summer and the south.
I wish you could have included a bit more on the left. What is the stone construction in the center ?
Have a nice day,
ChrisJ (94806) 2005-10-05 7:04
It's great to see Turkey accepted into the EU, albeit with a little pressure from the USA, UK & others. I like the graphism, & reflections, in this image. Good color lighting & sharpness. Well done!
bantonbuju (51767) 2005-10-05 7:14
bulent, my friend, so you are back; hope you are all right, some uneasy news reached me about you, but i am glad to see you back, my friend!
i promise to follow your series on the antalya region which i daresay to know a bit;
lovely colours on this photo; i also like the composition;
all the best! j.
nerve (10231) 2005-10-05 8:00
Selam Bülent Ustam,
bu aralar felaket mesgulum ama sana bir yazim dedim.. (bir email de yolladım)
senin bu türkiye "misyon" undan çok keyif alıyor ve hakikaten takdir ediyorum.. bence hepimizin az ya da cok bu misyonu olmalı bence (turizm ve türkiyeyi tanitma anlamında) ileride türkiye'ye döndügümde benimde aklımda var bu, insallah doğru durüst yaparım senin gibi..
bence burda kayalıklar temel ve kompozisyonun önemli öğesi, çok da güzel olmus..zikzak bir pattern var, görüntüyü keyifli yapmıs..
ballyna (1689) 2005-10-06 5:34
bülent bey merhaba,
fotoğraflarınızla döndüğünüzü görmek ne güzel;inşallah sağlıkla ilgili hiçbir problem kalmamış,herşeyi geride bırakmışsınızdır.renkler çok güzel,o arkadaki iskele ve üzerindeki lastikler kompozisyonu bayağı hoş ve değişik etkiliyor;sağlıkla kalın,
papagolf21 (83264) 2005-10-08 4:09
Bonjour mon ami Bulent,
C'est un plaisir partagé que de regarder vos photographies. Grâce à vos prises de vue, nous remontons dans le passé et l'histoire qui y est attachée.
Très bon cadrage de ces roches affleurant l'eau et cette curieuse sculpture ? immergée.
Un moment de bonheur cela fait du bien.
ChristianS (2997) 2005-10-08 4:12
Hi Bulent, another nice picture with historical background; pitty about this sunken town. The small sunken structure seems like being an integrated part of the surrounding landscape with those rocks emerging from the water. The boat scenery in the background is a reminder of the destiny of this ancient town. Well captured!
pamastro (7218) 2005-10-11 13:32
This town has gone complete circle it seems. It started out a fishing village and has once again ended up a fishing village after some more dramatic times. This view certainly gets that point across. It has a nice sleepy look that would be familiar anywhere there is a small fishing village. All the work is at sea leaving only a bit of activity in the day. But this certainly is unique that the sunken remains of the ancient city are sticking up, like this tomb, vying for position with the new dock of concrete drums. And because of that it reminds us of that full circle of its history. Nicely documented Bulent.
- Copyright: bulent pehlivan (bpelvan) (3798)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-08
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/245 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ancient Cities of Turkey, Likya/Lykia/Lycia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-04 6:43