1971 Turkey

310. Turkey 1971 – Hattusa

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Its purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts.
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These are more photographs taken by Doris or her travelling companions on various tours around the world.

This set is from her 1971 visit to Hattusa which was the capital of the Hittite empire in the late Bronze age. For this region the Bronze Age was ~2000BC. In Britain we were still probably making our cars with stone wheels.

Hattusa has since become an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is near the town of Boğazkale in central Turkey. The Sphinx Gates have been on their own little tours – one to Germany until returned to Turkey in 2011 and the other to Istanbul.

Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta with Doris wondering where the Sphinx have gone
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta with Doris wondering where the Sphinx have gone
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 - Hattsuta
Turkey 1971 – Hattsuta

After Hattsuta, the tour must have visited a modern farm.

Turkey 1971 - farmers
Turkey 1971 – farmers
Turkey 1971 - farmers
Turkey 1971 – farmers

Ingenious ways to weigh down the plough – grown man

Turkey 1971 - farmers
Turkey 1971 – farmers

… tourist …

Turkey 1971 - farmers
Turkey 1971 – farmers

… child on chair (who had the best idea!).

Turkey 1971 - farmers
Turkey 1971 – farmers

Finally this is Doris doing what my wife would love to be doing rather than staring out into the grey English weather.

Clambering over ancient ruins in the sunshine and warmth.

Amphitheatre someone in sun drenched Turkey 1971
Doris in an Amphitheatre someone in sun drenched Turkey 1971

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