Sadly both the bridges and most of the town of Hasankeyf will be submerged under many metres of water after the new dam downstream on the Tigris River floods the valley sometime in late Fall or winter this year. Taken from the teahouse. The town of 'Batman' is along the bg road at left (it really exists!) and Mardin is off to the right. The park entry to the ruins in the fg at left is closed. From Wiki on the ruined bridge at left:
"The Old Tigris Bridge Built in 1116 by the Artuqid Sultan Fahrettin Karaaslan, it replaced an older bridge. The bridge over the Tigris River is considered to be the largest from the Medieval Period. Support for the bridge was built with wood in case the bridge had to be removed in order to prevent an attack. Because of this, two piles and some foundation work are all that exist of the bridge today." Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasankeyf
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arnie (1803) 2014-07-19 6:21
A great over view of this historic landscape.
Sadly as you say to be submerged by several metres of water. The tower (mosque?) looks very old.
Another piece of Turkish history to be drowned and lost forever. TFS.
fds (8278) 2014-07-19 7:59
dear Chris very beautiful panoramic with very beautiful point of view
ktanska (24758) 2014-07-19 9:41
I can imagine this place is so full of history it really is a pity that it will be flooded. One can see how river water brings life to otherwise dry looking landscape. Excellent high viewpoint.
seres76 (780) 2014-07-19 9:57
A beautiful view of the city from above... Good colors and perspective... Nice shot. Tfs...
danos (86623) 2014-07-19 10:07
nice the panoramic view of this place of Hasankeyf,with the new bridge to has replaced the old one that in our days in in ruins.Excellent the light and the colour management of the area as the clarity of it.
Have a good WE,Danos
lousat (76808) 2014-07-19 16:24
Hi Chris,the best choice of point of view to show us the runs of this very old bridge and the metallic new in background,very interesting history about this place truly new for me,spectacular view made with the usual best quality,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (56945) 2014-07-19 18:51
This iis an impressive scenery. The distance between the bridge and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the mountains. Have a nice day.
jjcordier (76300) 2014-07-19 23:55
Ta photo est donc un document!Joli point de vue sur le village et le pont. Dommage de penser que tout sera bientôt englouti!
resat1972 (7326) 2014-07-20 0:34
güzel bir fotoğraf
üs tarafı almasanız daha güzel olacakmış
dkmurphys (49228) 2014-07-20 1:56
Interesting place with those ruins along the river. Fine panorama, well taken.
rigoletto (34255) 2014-07-20 5:46
hi chris. your trips to every corner of turkey are indeed dizzying. myra, amasra, dogubeyazit and even hasankeyf... i guess you loved what you saw (as i had, when i travelled to those places) but could you imagine how these treasures would be invaluable in professional and caring hands? it is somehow depressing to know that they will get lost in time, as there is no interest of politicans or the people to protect them. they are regarded as "piles of stones" instead of history or cultural heritage and that's only one of the shames of our nation...
Nicou (121892) 2014-07-20 7:10
quelle vue plongeante sur ce vieux pont le ruines qu'il reste quelle vue et image et cette tour qui surgir l'autre pont en fond quel ensemble superbe.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (22085) 2014-08-10 10:00
I've never been there and will not have the possibility to go there before it will all be under water.
Excellent view over the town and its surroundings.
Best regards, Paul