Monday, March 29, 2010

The Grand Fortess

This is my brother-in-law George, standing at the base of Ayasoluk Hill in Selcuk, Turkey. The Grand Fortess is perched at the very top. I'm not completely sure who started building it or when, but the Ottomans used it as a lookout and stronghold for several centuries. It's been closed for 10 years because of "renovations." But we met a local who kept insisting that if we snuck in with him, in the evening, we wouldn't get in trouble. This is Edna making sure no one is watching us.
This is the view from the top.
This is Ali, our free-agent tour guide.
And here we are perched at the very top of the minaret that the muezzins used to call the faithful to prayer.

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