When in Kas I did a day tour using local buses to and from Demre otogar (bus station). Rather than walk 2 km there and back I hired a taxi to Myra which has a good ancient theatre, these incredible Lycian rock tombs in an ancient Necropolis, and the St Nicholas Museum and tomb of Santa Claus, (St Nicolas) although his earthly remains were taken to Bari in Italy.
Shot with a 46 mm lens.
From Wikipedia: "There are two necropoli of Lycian rock-cut tombs in the form of temple fronts carved into the vertical faces of cliffs at Myra: the river necropolis and the ocean necropolis. The ocean necropolis is just northwest of the theater. The best known tomb in the river necropolis (located 1.5 km up the Demre Cayi from the theater) is the "Lion's tomb,"also called the "Painted Tomb."
This must be the ocean necropolis, although it is now several km from the sea with silting by the river over the centuries. Every single tomb has been broken into and robbed of anything of value or interest. Lara Croft is way too late here!
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Angshu (56748) 2014-07-16 3:48
Saw this is FB today...interesting strctures indeed hewd on the sheer drop of stone face...wonder how these were carved. Amazing details thanks to your zoomed focus
pierrefonds (63394) 2014-07-16 4:25
The tight frame is poutting the tombs in evidence. The point of view is showing with precision the details and the colors of the tombs. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
jhm (148786) 2014-07-16 4:51
This is almost incredible that people this can build, very long time ago, this for their loved ones to bury.
Composition and presentation are very well.
Sharpness and clarity make this picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-16 5:13
this place looks amazing. A fascinating image and commentary to accompany it. The sort of place that gets inside your imagination and of real historic significance. Captured and presented perfectly. Wonderful!
snunney (94993) 2014-07-16 5:14
The ancient necropolis is depicted in great detail. The tight framing works well and the image benefits from good colours and clarity.
Sergiom (73536) 2014-07-16 5:22
Finalement, j'ai raté beaucoup plus de choses que j'en ai vu pendant mes brèves escales en Turquie. De là le fait que je déteste les voyages organisés. Quelle splendeur creusée dans la montagnes où on voit de très belles architectures
dta (74789) 2014-07-16 5:32
Hello Chris ,
Excellent capture of this amazing place . The dark Windows provide good contrast to the light tonalities of the rocks .
Nicou (136270) 2014-07-16 6:12
quelle image et compo superbe quel détail dans la roche toutes ces ouverture ce temple et les encadrement ocre qui se contraste avec le reste la végétation qui pousse superbe.
Bravo et amitié
danos (94346) 2014-07-16 6:14
very nice the view as the presentation of this tight frame of Necropolis of Lycian rock-cut tombs.
The excellent light and colour management brings out the details of the tombs with your informative note to completes pefect the whole scene.
ikeharel (67291) 2014-07-16 7:25
Good evening Chris,
An amazing built cemetery onto the rock, with some of the entrances decorations that well preserved through times.
Good light upon, on time taken, made the colors stand-out in contrast with the dark parts.
dkmurphys (55955) 2014-07-16 7:39
Fine capture of this spectacular unique place. I like it, well seen.
jemaflor (93331) 2014-07-16 12:48
Tfs these impressive tombs in the rock, well taken, good management for sharpness, light and contrast.
PiotrF (15352) 2014-07-16 13:55
nice view of this amazing and unique place. A amazing composition, beautiful landscape , with exquisite light and colours.Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
jjcordier (79295) 2014-07-16 22:50
Ces nécropoles creusées dans le rocher sont étonnantes. Tu en as réalisé une photo de qualité.
seres76 (1078) 2014-07-17 0:07
Is one of the places I want to visit. I could not go further. I can see your way. Tfs...
ktanska (26827) 2014-07-17 0:09
Quite extraordinary place showing ancient traditions. There literally is one tomb on top of another. Interesting variations on stone colours and dry and fresh grasses.
lousat (87220) 2014-07-17 2:22
Hi Chris,i been there many years ago but without a digital camera and a big zoom like your....eheheh....and it's nice to me to live again this memory,magnificent capture with great detail despite the distance,a very interesting post to all,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
John_F_Kennedy (43625) 2014-07-17 6:18
The lovely light on the tombs shows a good effect. Well done.
delpeoples (56726) 2014-07-17 7:10
Ahh here they are up close and in daylight. Nice tight cropping allows us to examine the details as well as concentrate on the graphism created by the open windows. I like the muted colours and good contrasts/ Well done.
Thanks for sharing, I'm in mourning over here after the repeal of the carbon tax...sigh
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-07-17 8:27
Another magnificent capture with superb framing and lovely colours. The details are well brought out and the whole place exudes an air of mystery that invites us to explore the ruins. Thanks for the great share.
Have a great day.
Didi (60362) 2014-07-17 9:33
Vey interesting subject, awesome picture wonderful historic place
Good frame quality
Lucky to travel very often
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-17 18:59
Never see or imagine something like this tombs, they are in a way similar at Mogao tombs but without stairs
An estrange place, more if in the past it overclocked the sea, must be so silent
Very well done, photo and note
*Congrats for your knowledge about Evita and yes she is with a microphone, a reproduction of her famous photo, taken at this same place, the moment she resign to political activities because she was dying
eldancer1 (35551) 2014-07-18 6:45
Just like the Native Americans cliff dwellings I would guess that protection from the enemy, even in death, is important to the people. Great pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
macjake (64788) 2014-07-18 9:40
amazing looking subject isn't it.
you won't see anything like this here in Canada :)
seeing it in this condition it makes me wonder how it looked in its prime. must have been quite the site.
lovely post, even for the subject matter alone.
enjoy your day
Graal (101774) 2014-07-19 0:52
unusual place and view. Amazing tombs in rock. Good shot and presentation here. Theme very attractive. I like it.
Have a nice WE.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (109616)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-19
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 3:44