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Great holmertz 2019-11-08 2:57

Hello Chris,
It's very colourful, despite its few colours, and a very well captured blue hour atmosphere. The moon is perfectly placed and the city's lights have a fascinating orange glow. I remember this as a very charming rural city, or rather town, which seemed in the 1970's to be mercifully neglected by tourist groups. Thanks for digging up one of my pictures from that visit. I guess you know that the full name means "Opium black castle". It used to be the main opium growing area of Turkey. Maybe it still is, for legal, controlled medical purposes.

Old 11-08-2019, 01:01 PM
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Hi Gert

I added a workshop of a field of opium poppies. Taken between the rock tombs of Aslantaş (Lion's Rock) Yilantas & Afyon. I only took a wide angled view without wandering too far from the parked car. There is little public transport in these parts so I hired a taxi. Tomorrow I might load a shot from Goynus Vadisi (Valley) just around the corner from Aslantas which I think you can just see in the bg. The landscape here is similar to Cappadocia with high cliffs of volcanic tuff, heavily eroded in parts. Good article on the Phrygian ruins and tombs here:
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