This may just look like a pleasant wooded hill, with more ancient ruins scattered around, but it's one of the most sacred places of Christendom.
That's why I decided to post the photo accompanied by the result of my researches, as we only saw the place from afar unfortunately, our time at Hierapolis-Pamukkale being short.
Philip was one of the 12 Apostles, a figure of some prominence in the 4th Gospel of St John where he is described as one of the first followers of Jesus.
He is mentioned with the "miraculous feeding of the 5000" and with Jesus' discourse at the Last Supper.
He was from Bethsaida on the Northern shore of the sea of Galilee, the city of Andrew and Peter, and had previously been a disciple of John the Baptist.
After Jesus' resurrection, Philip preached in Greece, Syria and Asia Minor.
He is said to have met a Martyr's death in Hierapolis around 80AD.
A Martyrium is a sacred place built over the tomb of a martyr.
St Philip's martyrium was built between the 4th and 5th century in one of the most remarkable structures in all of ancient Christendom.
In the 7th century, a disastrous earthquake accompanied by a fire destroyed the entire complex.
Photo taken with the zoom from Hierapolis agora.
New sizes being allowed by TE, I decided to go slowly and try 850 pix max.
4 WS complete the little dossier.
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papagolf21 (105266) 2013-06-25 3:12
Outre l'intérêt du sujet et des ces ruines bénéficiant d'un passé historique extraordinaire.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié la note d'accompagnement relative au Saint "Philippe" !
Très bonne journée.
abmdsudi (56302) 2013-06-25 4:06
Good archaeological image of the ruins and there is always something interesting in the elements drawing the eyes, full of vivid details in fine natural color tone. This place must have been magnificent in its hey day and so much history. Exposure is superb and skillfully finish off with excellent contrast. Lovely peaceful image with lovely touches of green.
Well done, Congrats.
lousat (94698) 2013-06-25 4:29
Salut Marie Louise,une capture dont les details etaient tres importants et tu as obtenu le mieu avec ta qualite' impressionante,une vision tres large sur ces ruines qui sont encore la apres dizaines de tremblements de terre,composition agreable avec aussi des couleurs tres naturelles.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-06-25 12:23
Wonderful shot of the ruins on hillside.St Philip's martyrium brings back history to us in a unique way.Great choice and excellent photography.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
geoant68 (331) 2013-06-26 8:37
Hello Marie Louise,
the view of the hill with the ruins on it looks really like as a pleasant wooded hill.A goo reportage shot from the St. Philip's Martyrium.Good the light and the colour management,
mcmtanyel (25608) 2013-06-26 14:30
Hi Marie Louise,
Thank you so much for sharing this photo with us. I lived in Turkey for half my life, but did not realize Hierapolis was where Apostle Philip was martyred.
Apart from being informative, your photo is very appealing. I like the fact that you included just a little bit of the sky. I also like how the path leads one's eyes all the way to the Martyrium.
danos (100830) 2013-06-29 21:19
nice the view as the presentation of the ruins of St. Philip's Martyrium place with the panoramic view of this to can compare them with the photos of the WS.
I like the light and the colour management as the place that it was constructed.
Have a good Sunday,Daos
pajaran (63450) 2013-07-01 23:13
Vrlo interesantan i dobra tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazane rusevine i zeleno drvece.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good article about the place, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated ruins and green trees.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
ikeharel (74745) 2013-07-04 7:49
All 5 picture from this archiological site convey well the ancient place. From your note we learn that much history enfolded there.
Well used all of the main pic. space to include a wide view over there.
clic (17605) 2013-07-08 6:14
Bonjour Marie Louise
Il serait intéressant de voir une reconstruction 3D virtuelle de ce lieu historique pour mieux visualiser certains écrits de la Bible, car malgré l'âme des lieux les ruines se font discrètes.
L'agencement des point d'intérêt est irréprochable et une lumière voilée apporte douceur au monument commémoratif.
adramad (47650) 2013-07-09 8:03
Very interesting to note that introduces us to the understanding of the image you give us is a magnificent composition with the remains of ancient buildings, hill dotted with pines background gives a nice complement to the image.
Very good illumination and outstanding sharpness to dwell on the details.
Have a nice day.
P / D. Referring to the photo that you told me, I'll tell you all that straw in the street is to acclimate the medieval era, like bundles of grain next to the houses, here is an important festival celebrated medieval.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-07-11 11:15
avec cette belle photo je peux connaître un lieu historique pour les chrétiens, où les ruines se combinent avec le paysage des collines, dans un bel effet de camouflage.
Bonne gestion de lumière et de couleurs, c'est une bonne photo.
Angshu (56760) 2013-07-20 22:29
yes indeed from afar the ruins look haphazard but without much focal points. As I had mentioned before, its the large tombs which attracted me the most here, as being different from the other ruins we saw in Ephesus. very nice with soothing colours!
s_lush (16596) 2013-09-30 6:33
A well-composed and high-quality panorama of this picturesque ruins. Along with the picture your note gives necessary information for comprehensive presentation of this historic place. Perfectly well done!
IBAlex (0) 2013-10-17 17:14
Great picture! This is a test.
aliabazari (16234) 2014-01-09 6:52
Vieille église sur la colline est belle et attrayante. Bien fait. Merci pour le partage.