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It was taken in Old Doğanbey at Aydin...

This photograph for Ana... She is my oldest and one of the dearest friends on TE...
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Eski (old) Doğanbey (Doe-ahn-bay) was once filled with Turkish Muslims and Greek Orthodox peoples, living and working side by side, until the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923, which sent the Greeks to Greece and brought many Turkish Muslims to Turkey. Then the town was abandoned, and the new population built a new Doganbey down the mountain, nearer the sea.

The old village of Doğanbey is like an open air museum, demonstrating the most beautiful examples of Turkish and Greek architecture carrying the traces of past civilizations... Doğanbey is 25km from Soke, and Aydin is 50km from Soke.

You can examine almost all of the plant types of the Mediterranean maquis plant cover with the most live and healty species, you can see or hear the voices of some forest birds such as the red falcon, partridge, the Florya, the blackbird and the wood pigeon; you can walk under the 40 m lenght waterfall; at the upper parts of Incirlipinar you can meet with many animals like the friendly badger, the wild boar, the fox, the the rock marten and the horses and cattles who were abandoned and became feral in the nature.
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