Photographer's Note

The ruins of Pergamon is one of the latest sites to be inscribed as UNESCO heritage site in Turkey. Compared to other more well known sites, Pergamon is relatively quiet and less touristy.

My fascination with Pergamon began when I visited the Pergamon Altar at Museum Island in Berlin. A year later I find myself walking around the actual site (the Acropolis of Pergamon) where it was excavated.

While what's left of the altar's base provides a kind of a closure, it was the theater that amazed and intrigued me the most. Despite not the largest it is certainly one of the steepest. I could hear visitors speaking on the stage clearly from way up the cavea, demonstrating its still impressive acoustic properties.

Unlike most roman theaters this one doesn't have a Scaenae frons (decorated background). It doesn't have to as the the panorama of the city (modern Bergama) below serves as a magnificent backdrop.

All in all this detour to Bergama is more than worthwhile.

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  • Copyright: KW Yap (staccato) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (115)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-26
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2015-03-24 4:18
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