Side ( Seeday ) is one of the best kept secrets in Turkey It not only boasts one of the best known historically classical preserved sites in Turkey Side was an ancient harbour whose name meant Pomegranite a symbol of fertility in ancient Anatolion culture . As you approach Side ruins are visible in every direction walls,aqueducts,agora,baths,theatres,temples, nymphoian and tombs. The entrance to Side is dominated by a stunning ampi theatre built on a colonade of of arches which has a capacity of 15,000 seats,It dates from the 2nd century AD.and is the largest in the area. The audience section is a curved semi circle . Late empire period gladiator animal fights took place in the theatre. During the byzantine period in the 5th-6th century it was used as an open air church. Lumix DMC-TZ18

progressed from holiday snaps to being serious about it just 3 years ago.I keep a compact camera in my handbag at all times .It is more convenient, an SLR is to heavy and complicated for me. I just like to point and shoot. I do enhance my images slightly with pseudo HDR on a single image. Now I have a hobby and a passion.

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  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 2 years ago

    WOWWWWWWWwww what a terrific sight Lillian, if one casts the mind back through the years you can imagine the blood that was shed there.

  • Thank you Malcom. It doesn’t bear thinking

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Super capture Lilian …

  • Thanks for the fav Tom.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 2 years ago

    Terrific find and capture Lilian! Once upon a time……!

  • Thank you David.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    what a wonderful capture and narrative dearLilian.x

  • Thank you Catherine.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    WOW ! Great shot ! Definitely have to add this to next year ! !

  • Thank you Trish for adding this to your favs. Ephesus is impressive too.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    8th.7. 2012 @ 7.17 am

    Lovely capture

  • Thank you Karen.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 2 years ago

    Did you bribe someone to empty the place of people!!! lovely place…….littered with artifacts isn`t it.

  • Thank you Val. I stood a long time waiting for the people to disappear. lol

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Vitta for adding this to your fav s

    – Lilian Marshall

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 2 years ago

    FEATURED in the ‘Turkey and Turks around the World’ group in 5 th October 2012.

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