Anyone Else In Mersin?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:52 PM
Mersin seems to have escaped the notice of most in the UK, I suppose the lack of direct flights does put people off.
Here is a video that was produced as part of Mersin's bid to host the 2013 Mediterranean Games
The games are going to be held in Mersin so that should bring a few people in.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:58 PM
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:42 PM
Ask at the local English language dershanes, some might be working or have worked there.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:24 PM
In the city you have the port of Mersin then the harbour with fishing boats and the restaurant boats which are good for a cheap fish dinner.
West from the harbour is a park spread out along the coast up to the new marina.
The park has several restaurants and tea rooms as well as a number of play areas for children.
I will have to sort out some more photos to post.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:33 PM
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:16 AM
Looking down on Silifke from the castle.
Near the bottom of Chasm of Heaven, looking up.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:56 AM
It was very interesting though and the Astma caves about a mile or so up the road were extremely impressive.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:17 PM
I know what you mean, I am not thinnest of people and walking up those steps last summer in 38°C heat was to say the least a bit trying.
My wife said that the 'heaven' name must be a joke as it was hell climbing back up.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:20 PM
Thanks for your video of Mersins 2013 Med Games,looks a wonderful event for the young athletes of to-day.Your pics are fabulous Yellowcatt.One day i'll venture thru there,that's for sure!!!
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:57 PM
At the moment we are getting lots of rain so not really ideal conditions for taking new photos.
Our cat Kaplan is very unimpressd with us for allowing the rain to continue so long.
Our appartment also decided that now was a good time to have the carpark re-surfaced.
I am sure that it will be better when it is finished but at the moment it is a muddy mess.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:46 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:47 PM
This site is having some restoration work done.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:01 PM
"Excavations during 1936-1938 period by British archaeologist John Garstang (1876–1956) who is the founder of British Institute at Ankara, have revealed a neolithic settlement which continued up to medieval ages.....
There are 23 levels of occupation dating from ca 6300 BC. In his book named Prehistoric Mersin Garstang lists the tools unearthed in the excavations . The earliest tools are made of either stone or ceramic."
I must try and visit that.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:27 PM
What a fantastic country. Every time you scratch the surface another ancient site pops up.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:28 PM
I got some new software for making panoramas bundled with some other software that I bought. Just been playing with it, this is my first attempt at a full 360degree panorama:
http://youvr.com/sho...omimageType=mov This link is not working
That is the small park near our apartment.
Will have to think of other subjects to shoot now.