As we got off the tram to go to the antique market, there was this lovely statue of lady liberty I think that someone must have built the previous day. It looked very real, the only thing that gave it away was the pile of sand lying next to it.
at the beach with friends from...
at the beach with friends from Turkey (lots of Turkish students spent the summer there in 1999, now after the physical earthquake of 99 and the economic one in 2000 I am not sure if you will find that many, I hope they soon will be there again... )
ANTALYA: the city itself
Antalya as we remember it was mainly 4 things:
-the marina and its charming bars
-the ancient city and surrounding walls
-the soukhs and shops (busy center area)
-beautiful and well-maintained city parc
Main square, with a statue of the father of modern Turkey - Mustafa Kemal - Ataturk. He founded the Republic of Turkey and was its first president. He conducted activities in course of moderniration of the country.
Antalya:The World-Famous Queen of Turkish Riviera
I always liked Antalya. As an fan of ancient places, Antalya is a paradise for me. there are so many ancient places, museums, monuments and historical architesture in this Mediterranean city. Below you'll read more sightseeing place in Antalya.
The Mosque with Fluted Minarets which is the symbol of the city, the Murat Pasha Mosque, Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque, the Kaleici (Inner Citadel) District, where the old Antalya houses are located, the Ataturk and Karalioglu parks where various exotic Mediterranean plants are grown, the Hadrianus Gate, the Ataturk and the Archaeological Museums are worth seeing. The Lara beach to the east and the Konyaalti beach to the west of the city are ideal for swimming. Besides these beaches, there are also two water parks in Antalya in which various water games are played.
"Museum of Antalya"
This museum offers a great collection of Ancient Roman sculpture form Antalya and its enviroinment. Colossal statues of Hermes, Heracles and Satyr just breath-taking.
The Prehistory section includes an amazing collection of artifacts recovered from the Karain Cave at Burdur (the largest inhabited cave in Turkey, with findings dating back 50,000 years and representing the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Bronze Ages.) The Gallery of the Gods gives you the chance to walk among the protagonists of classic mythology, through grand statues of Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Aphrodite, and the like, followed by statues of the Emperor/Gods Hadrian and Traian in the Roman Room. The Sarcophagus Gallery is a rich exhibition of intricately carved tombs, one of which was considerately returned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, after having found its way out of the country. The Antalya Museum devotes an entire room to coins; the chronological display represents 2,500 years of Anatolian history. Considering that this is such a rich collection, it's positively mind-boggling to realize that 25,000 to 30,000 artifacts are buried in storage.