My Paradise, Canakkale- Assos, TURKEY by Kuzeytac

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My Paradise, Canakkale- Assos, TURKEY by 

Really my dream is to live here all my life… Summers is just not enough……

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_A LARGER view to see more in detail…
(Long side is only 1024 here)_

Strait from the camera…

Taken with a Canon EOS 400D Digital.

  • Exposure: 1/2500 sec
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Software: Photoshop CS 2
    (Used only for signature)
  • Metering Mode: Pattern
  • Focal Length: 28 mm
  • Exposure Program: Shutter priority
  • Exposure Bias: 0 EV
  • Flash: Flash did not fire
  • White Balance: Manual

On The Calender Page

Assos History:

The city was founded from 900-1000 BC by Aeolian colonists from Lesbos, who specifically are said to have come from Methymna. The settlers built a Doric Temple to Athena on top of the crag in 530 BC. From this temple Hermias of Atarneus, a student of Plato, ruled Assos, the Troad and Lesbos for a period of time, under which the city experienced its greatest prosperity. (Strangely, Hermias was actually the slave of the ruler of Atarneus.) Under his rule, he encouraged philosophers to move to the city. As part of this, in 348 BC <b>Aristotle came here and married King Hermeias’s niece, Pythia</b>, before leaving to Lesbos three years later in 345 BC. This ‘golden period’ of Assos ended several years later when the Persians arrived, and subsequently tortured Hermias to death.

The Persians were driven out by <b>Alexander the Great</b> in 334 BCE. Between 241 and 133 BC, the city was ruled by the Kings of Pergamon. However, in 133 BC, the Pergamons lost control of the city as it was absorbed by the Roman empire.

St. Paul also visited the city during his third missionary journey through Asia Minor, which was between 53-57 AD, on his way to Lesbos. From this period onwards, Assos shrunk to a small village, as it has remained ever since. Ruins around Assos continue to be excavated.

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  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    It’s beautiful, Leyla

  • Thank you BigD

    – Kuzeytac

  • rosedew
    rosedewalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely scene

  • Thank you rosedew

    – Kuzeytac

  • anisja
    anisjaalmost 6 years ago

    Great sea scene .

  • Kuzeytac
    Kuzeytacalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you for coming by anisja, I appreciate it..

  • vanvic
    vanvicalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you Vanessa :)

    – Kuzeytac

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaalmost 6 years ago

    Absolute gorgeous picture.

  • Tank you Mariana:)

    – Kuzeytac

  • Zaldy Infante
    Zaldy Infantealmost 6 years ago

    superb shot!!!!

  • Thank you Zaldy!

    – Kuzeytac

  • emolena
    emolenaalmost 6 years ago

    AMAZING VIEW !!! Great work !!! I also want to,to this paradise ! :)

  • Thank you:))) I do hope you get to see here:) It’s so wonderful!

    (Said to be the worlds second cleanest sea in this area, and also second cleanest air… and no doubt!)

    – Kuzeytac

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful scene !! Congratulations…

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you Larry:)

    – Kuzeytac

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